Tony Meadows 🇬🇧 🏴 @tonymeadows100
Reported 2022-10-07 04:39:21
@longshortgamma Because of my earlier work in China, I have an account for the amazing WeChat - albeit (sadly) a somewhat watered down version because I don’t have a verifiable China mainland address. But my Chinese colleagues used WeChat like Facebook, Twitter and Apple Pay combined 😆
Benedict Evans @benedictevans
Reported 2022-10-07 02:57:26
The problem with ‘doing WeChat outside China’ has always been that you’re trying to create a complete new ecosystem, with one company in control. WeChat was in the right place at the right time, but doing it again now, outside the Chinese market context, is a whole other problem/
Dodo Dadabi @DDadabi
Reported 2022-10-07 00:40:43
@longshortgamma I dont think that's a technology question. Facebook had enough money to make any technology, copy any wechat funktionality if they wanted to long ago.
Problem was acceptance or legality of adding the various functions to a messenger and connect it all to your real identity.
Steve Faktor @ideafaktory
Reported 2022-10-06 23:45:39
@PatrickFIanagan Yeah, China has a different market dynamic. A simple way to describe it is the power of the app store marketplace controlled by Google or Apple here, has been shifted to WeChat. It is much easier for them to regulate & replicates China's top down control digitally.
Napoleon Solo @3ad8600a99194ff
Reported 2022-10-06 23:14:28
@KalleyHuang @nytimes X is a super app like WeChat. The Chinese already has one. The critical issue is if US users will trust just one app to tweet, make purchases, post pics and make tiktok videos all in one.
Reported 2022-10-06 23:09:13
@warren__terra @listeningon180g @RASmith2017 @Popehat That did not require any prescience whatsoever, it only required you to know literally one person on Chinese social media networks. Our family had already hunkered down at that point based on what was all over WeChat.
Reported 2022-10-06 22:32:47
#thursdayvibes #Thursday #ThursdayThought #innovation #CyberSecurity
@elonmusk, I’d like to see you do more than @WeChatApp. #Security is HUGE issue. Instead of “https://t.co/kugwA77Eko”, call it Fort Knox. Create #app where can shop, chat, call, watch videos/tv, etc, SECURELY! https://t.co/xFONFAci7c
Jinbin Yang @Jinbin_Yang
Reported 2022-10-06 21:42:53
@garyblack00 @SawyerMerritt @elonmusk Gary, let’s not forget Elon also built https://t.co/iSVk6IWS1F, revenue model can come from fintech similar to WeChat. Twitter doesn’t have to be in ad business if Elon is truly down to free speech. I wish there will be zero ad on Twitter so annoying 😆😆
Reported 2022-10-06 18:53:38
@elonmusk talking about all in one app like WeChat, and copying them 😂. There’s another app called the red app, it’s like tik tok, Instagram combined. I’m down to make it, with the right resources and funds. It’ll be a cool project to make
Alex Kanakis @akanakis
Reported 2022-10-06 17:47:06
@yiqinfu Interesting! But my issue with the app is Tencent America is allowing the CCP’s algorithms to censor/surveille US users of WeChat. Content deemed sensitive (images & text) is promptly removed
alan buxey @alanbuxey
Reported 2022-10-06 14:33:40
the question is whether the West would allow 'super Apps' like WeChat, Grab etc to exit. One single App that allows food ordering, payments, internet shopping, messaging, ride ordering etc. huge monopoly issue. https://t.co/O7lzaBjR0E
Yiqin Fu @yiqinfu
Reported 2022-10-06 13:58:17
2) The problem of no external search indexing: What kind of writing would you produce if you knew there's no chance that it would be re-discovered?
In some cases, half of the traffic to my open-web, English-language writing comes a year after publication.
On WeChat? 0%.
Looking for the Singularity @MairinSi
Reported 2022-10-06 13:50:25
@teslaownersSV @elonmusk The problem with edit is that people can go back and change what they said AFTER everyone has liked or commented.
The problem with WeChat is that it is a central control for all the people who must live up to a social rating.
Elon loves being in control.
Ashok Malik @ashokmalik
Reported 2022-10-06 13:05:22
'Watched the whole time': #China #surveillanceState grows under #Xi
Within hours of Chen venting anger at police on #WeChat over a parking ticket, he was tracked down, locked up for 5 days for "inappropriate speech".
His case is one of thousands https://t.co/meOTWKf3aR
Reported 2022-10-06 12:54:36
@garyblack00 @elonmusk WeChat seems to be coming top down with heavy support from the Communist government, not surprised it is widely used. Twitter has the very wide network/community, which is hard to accomplish by a brand new app.
Gary Snow @caufield1225
Reported 2022-10-06 12:42:00
@klwtts @elonmusk @Twitter @wechat @teslaownersSV Not going happen. Stop the propagenda. Stock topped at 400 and its all down hill since.
Gamer Weed @animegamerweed
Reported 2022-10-06 12:21:18
Twitter may undergo a name change. It may be changed to X. So instead if https://t.co/3mmI6r4yQ0, it may become https://t.co/Q3MD7Cscg5. It will be more like WeChat. Let's see what becomes of this site. Will it shut down?
Reported 2022-10-06 11:15:00
@Quicktake I don’t think there’s any issue with the first two of the three so called obstacles. The main issue is how the users think about it which will come to the regulators. Or merge Twitter with WeChat…synergy 🥱
Reported 2022-10-06 09:10:38
It has happened in the WeChat and shared in the moment in Xinjiang. It is the vote of whether you voluntarily shut yourself in your home and lock down the neighborhoods in 5 days. Most of them said yes... I hope the guys who said no would not be punished in the short future. https://t.co/bat7G3c8gg
Gary Black @garyblack00
Reported 2022-10-06 06:57:54
@RonMadison11 @Holgerdanske9 @stevenmarkryan Sorry, he’s been wrong on $TWTR since this started. He’s still wrong on how difficult TWTR will be to fix. Study Tencent which owns WeChat. Very different skill set and culture.
Reported 2022-10-06 05:55:28
@NicolaiFoss Dear editor, I am a paper agent in China, and I want to cooperate with you.I have many clients who wish to submit your special issue.Please contact me.
E-mail box email@example.com
Reported 2022-10-06 05:26:02
@dznkxxx OH MY it's really not your problem，in our country, we understand adding lists as exchanging contact information such as WeChat or QQ😂So I made a joke）
Reported 2022-10-06 02:07:25
Within hours of Chen venting his anger at police on WeChat over a parking ticket—a drop in the ocean of daily posts on China's biggest social network—he was tracked down and locked up for 5 days for "inappropriate speech".
His case is one of thousands
Param Aggarwal @paramaggarwal
Reported 2022-10-06 01:16:31
China already has the well known famous example of WeChat. It is a solved problem. There is a clear path to making it happen. Building the network is the hardest part. $44B price for Twitter is that cost.
AFP News Agency @AFP
Reported 2022-10-06 00:58:46
'Watched the whole time': China's surveillance state grows under Xi.
Within hours of Chen venting his anger at police on WeChat over a parking ticket, he was tracked down and locked up for 5 days for "inappropriate speech".
His case is one of thousands
Reported 2022-10-06 00:35:14
@TrueNameJeff @polijunkie_aus @HuXijin_GT Thats the problem. My wife has two phones. One is her ‘chinese’ phone thar she uses for contacts in china. That has her china bank apps and wechat so she can talk to family/friends/contacts. The other phone is her ‘real’ phone she uses for everything else. It doesnt have wechat.
Ali Hassan 阿里哈桑 @Dr_Ali_Hassan_
Reported 2022-10-06 00:22:40
@umair_khanm @mud***ir_sial2 I also just got admission in Nanchang university and they are saying us that they will issue Noc in November. Can you please add me on Wechat
QR code attached. https://t.co/jjn61SaoWp
Reported 2022-10-05 23:55:42
I only know a few, but tens of thousands of young PRC citizens are 996 employed 'scrubbing' anti-ZeroCovid posts from Weibo and WeChat.
Many in Chengdu and Shenzhen have been static-managed-locked-down in their own office buildings while they sanitize domestic media.
Reported 2022-10-05 23:48:38
Life, in the joys and sorrows stop and go. I don't know what I will meet. I only know the sunshine is so good. Don't let today down.
Tencent WeChat： t707068 qq： 3585705408 https://t.co/7Tz6uJv5C8
Paul T. Kong @PaulKongTL
Reported 2022-10-05 23:20:53
What’s wrong with @WeChatApp !?
Its Voiceprint cannot recognise my voice that is their problem but it’s blocked me so I cannot login to my WeChat anymore.
I told my friend for verifying but failed and everyone has reached its limit to verify this month. https://t.co/cgcFXYslt5
合格の「竹篙湊菜刀專家」Jeff Nepman 傑夫耐普曼 簡體不是中文 @TrueNameJeff
Reported 2022-10-05 22:30:20
@polijunkie_aus @HuXijin_GT If people want to communicate with China relatives, they need WeChat. So far I have no issue with using it. I am not that notorious for them to ban me? 🤣
Paul Smith @Paulzsmith75gm1
Reported 2022-10-05 21:44:01
@HuXijin_GT The tech is very easily copied…was invented years ago frankly..
The issue is one of regulation. Wechat provides a one stop shop for the CCP to control all aspects of people’s lives….not so sure this is something we would want to emulate…
Andreas Ramos @Andreas_Ramos
Reported 2022-10-05 21:39:31
Bad idea to buy #Twitter, #Facebook, #Reddit, #Tumblr: they're losing US #teens. Remember AOL or Compuserve?
Down trend for text-centric #SocialMedia, up for pixs & video.
I wonder about trend for teens around the world.
#Wechat isn't here. 1.2B users in China. https://t.co/7gatsn2Vcy
Reported 2022-10-05 21:29:36
@matthew_d_green Musk wants to be the bad guy. Nothing good can come from his plans for X which would be the US version of WeChat. Problem is he probably doesn't see himself as being bad ... evil rarely looks in the mirror and sees evil.
rock drilling tools @mining_spare
Reported 2022-10-05 21:02:43
#Diamond core drilling bits #Down the hole drilling bits #tricone bits #pdc bits #drag bits, #concentric systems drilling tools for mining , water well #borehole drilling , oil and gas drilling , Construction etc
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org https://t.co/EYFTvoah1a
Gary Black @garyblack00
Reported 2022-10-05 20:04:48
@SawyerMerritt @elonmusk @TEDchris Why not build a WeChat app from scratch rather than pay $44B for a broken bot-ridden adv platform? At $54/share, $TWTR sells for 60x 2023 EPS. Tencent sells for 17x 2023 EPS.
🎗️ yellowwagtail 🍎 @NONPLVSD
Reported 2022-10-05 19:26:25
WeChat is the most invaluable tool of control for the Chinese government. Yes, it maybe allows Chinese to occasionally stage "digital riots" before its parent company (ultimately CCP controlled) shuts it all down and mops up - but then why would PRC govt NOT WANT that?
Volodymyr Dubček 🏔 @SeppVonWiese
Reported 2022-10-05 18:30:24
Nobody wants WeChat, **** off and don’t fix what isn’t broken
Volodymyr Dubček 🏔 @SeppVonWiese
Reported 2022-10-05 18:30:07
Nobody wants WeChat, **** off and fix what isn’t broken
Satellite Of Love And The Astrobots @MisterSatellite
Reported 2022-10-05 16:34:00
@TimsFuture @HuXijin_GT You’re blocked for sheer boredom and repeating CCP talking points.
Go back to WeChat
Go back to Weibo.
You are making a fool of yourself and the CCP.
Nice chat. Sit down.
Reported 2022-10-05 16:05:32
@TaylorOgan @garyblack00 @elonmusk @TEDchris WeChat is only the dominant app because of top down planning.
RS: Support Ukraine 🇺🇦 @bldg608
Reported 2022-10-05 15:47:18
@garyblack00 @elonmusk @TEDchris WeChat model was tried & badly failed in Europe & Asia.
But, Elon has millions of diehard fans like below who keep buying $TSLA every time it goes down since it was $1245 (pre-split). They call it Elon’s gift!
They’ll buy anything in his name, so why not make some $$$ 🤣 https://t.co/oovEpsqAWX
Reported 2022-10-05 15:33:23
@garyblack00 @elonmusk @TEDchris The difference is WeChat doesn’t have bot issue
Thomas Septimius @Hello_World
Reported 2022-10-05 14:35:41
You don't just build a super app. You grow it — over a long time.
More importantly grow it from some primary P2P feature that binds everyone together.
WeChat had messages, AliPay had payments.
Twitter have tweets and direct messages but there is a problem...
Reported 2022-10-05 13:52:38
@HuXijin_GT WeChat is monitored by the China government extensively. It is a huge problem. I am not saying WeChat should not be monitored, however, I think China gov crossed the line in many cases.
GrandmaOgre - Int'l Decade of Indigenous Languages @TheCorrection
Reported 2022-10-05 11:54:01
isn't WeChat how 'problem gamblers' in the lower mainland diasporatic Chinese community contact loan sharks???* There is of course no legal obligation for contracts in Canada to be clothed in french OR english, 'cept in Québec
banie01, Putin delenda est! @banie01
Reported 2022-10-05 11:45:24
@rensole @sharkbaitm8 WeChat and Rappi are 2 that spring to mind.
An issue that needs addressing with the rise of such superapps is IMO both user privacy and access restrictions.
It could well be used by some as the basis of a system similar to China & social credit
Too much power for a **** like Elon
PeteC "Lack of evidence is not evidence!" @dick_turpin
Reported 2022-10-05 10:58:13
China: AliExpress, Alibaba, WeChat
India: Sharechat, Koo, Chingari
The problem is in the West, we only hear about Amazon et al. The BBC is hardly likely to sing the praises of Alibaba. 🤷♂️
Reported 2022-10-05 10:36:05
Did Chinese super apps like WeChat help play a part in Elon Musk’s decision to go through with his Twitter deal? @ArjunKharpal joins @SquawkCNBC to break it all down. https://t.co/wNOgwIkT8L https://t.co/qnIEhoRjdS
Vignesh Natarajan 🇮🇳 @nvignesh93
Reported 2022-10-05 10:26:34
@HuXijin_GT Grew on Chinese soil by copying apps from across the world. What won't be easy is showing it down the throats of citizens of the free world like Chinese do with their apps.
Allow whatsapp and twitter in China, your Wechat will shut down 5 days.