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Retweeting rebel and government’s reaction get attention of Twitter CEO

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If you have your doubts about the growing power and influence of Twitter, you should study the Chinese government’s reaction to a retweet.

The Chinese government arrested the retweeter on her wedding day. Twitter CEO Costolo tweeted recently regarding the story. Of course, Costolo’s tweet has now been retweeted over a hundred times – not to mention becoming a top-trending tweet.

Despite the Chinese government’s attempts to block Twitter, many would-be twitter users seem able to gain access from within China.

The world will be watching the Chinese government’s future reaction to social media communications, and the extreme reaction to this retweet will most likely make the event more famous than it would have been otherwise. Probably not what the Chinese government had in mind.

Conceptsnews.com story here:

http://www.conceptsnews.com/twitter-ceo-tweets-about-chinese-government/83809/

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Written by johnrondina

November 22, 2010 at 6:50 pm

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