"Twitter Olympics" the "Weibo Olympics" in China

Twitter is banned in the Communist country, which has a plethora of other microblogging sites.


 It has been called the first "Twitter Olympics," but in China—where the government has long blocked the popular U.S.-based social media site—the London Games are undoubtedly the first "Weibo Olympics."

Micro-blogging sites—called "Weibo" in Chinese—have exploded in China since one of the country's biggest web portals, Sina, launched its Twitter-like service in 2009, a year after the Beijing Olympics.