Tutorials

Weibo: Language Settings

Good news for English users! Finally, you can navigate around with English in place. Well, if you’ve been using your mobile app, you could see there are English here and there for the menus. But now you could browse more easily for those still learning Chinese and/or struggling with it. But for this tutorial, I will show you how to change to different settings as well. Everyone ready?

Follow the red highlights and numbers. (Right-click on the image and select ‘View Image’ if you need to zoom in.)

After you click to expand (3), the image is like above. There are 4 choices for languages at this point:

中文(简体) = Simplified Chinese
中文(台灣) = Taiwanese Chinese
中文(香港) = Hong Kong Chinese
English

When you’re done with selecting the language that you want, click ‘Save’ and that should change after it processes.

For those who have forgotten from my past tutorials:
保存 = Save
关闭 = Close

The setting will also stay the same after you logged out so don’t worry. It’s like most of the settings you’ve changed in the past.

P.S. I just tested it out a bit, the English version is not in full yet but it’s pretty good so far.

*NOTE*: All instructions and images were written and captured respectively by DTLCT

IF you have questions OR are confused in any way, please post a comment.

Tutorials

Weibo: Posts

Okay, before I start, here is what we have so far:

1 Introduction
2 Basic Navigation
3 Navigation 2
4 Settings
5 Settings 2

Now, moving on to the posts. Posts include both of understanding different parts of the post and also to take some actions toward those posts, such as forward or save it. I already explained how to post in the ‘Navigation’ section so I won’t repeat here.

Okay, this is a bit hard to see but I’ll break it down in a bit. Just want everyone to get a view of the post area.

This line comes on once in awhile telling you there are new posts, depending how fast the people you follow post something or you forward something. When you click on it, you get this:

This tells you to wait a bit while it’s retrieving new posts. And sometimes it doesn’t work, so you scroll up a bit and click on 我的首页 (My Home) to refresh the page. (You should be able to find it just above the input box. I already talked about that navigation strip in the ‘Navigation’ section.) Then you should be good.

Another thing is the area above the posts.

This is just below the input box.

所有分组 = All Groups
创建分组 = Create Group

I didn’t create a list for different groups so mine’s empty. But you could create your own or organize it however you want.

Under ‘All Groups’, there are different options.

全部 = All
原创 = Original = Posts that are posted by the users you followed, no forwards whatsoever
图片 = Pictures = Posts with pictures
视频 = Video = Posts with video links or uploads
音乐 = Music = Posts with music

You can choose to look at those only however you want.

EDIT: I finally created some lists so here goes with mine:

I have several lists so it needs to be expanded so once it is expanded, it shows more options:

The one with the + sign next to it is for you to add more list(s) if you want.

The one with the up and down arrows is there so you could re-arrange your list. If you click on it, a box will pop up:

Then you can re-arrange the lists and then Submit with the green button and to Cancel is the silver button. (Like most of the navigations.)

Then the last link shows some tool symbol next to it, which is to manage the lists some more, etc. It’s going to take you back to the ‘Friends’ page, etc.

But to get back to the navigation on the post page, the box to the right side is the search box. You can search for topics or events being discussed by the users you followed here. Just click on 搜索 (Search) after you’re done with the input. 高级搜索 is advanced search option.

This is what the advanced search box looks like. You can choose different requirements for it, etc.

One of the things you could do with the option strip/search area is click on the arrow to the right top corner to close that area off if you’re not using it. If it doesn’t bother you, then you can leave it. Up to you.

Moving on to the post now.

I’m using one of William Feng Shao Feng’s post to demonstrate since most posts have the same information around it. First off, there are a lot of posts throughout the page since it’s within your homepage after all so the small profile picture icons are used to distinguish who had posted what. Along the icon is also the name listed. Then the semicolon and the message follows. Sometimes it’s to share something else or a forward (as is in this case). At the bottom of each post are some information like a time stamp. The first set of text on the left corner tells you how long ago it was posted. Then you jump over one and it tells you which platform was used to post the message, like computer, phone, or other devices.

Moving over to the right hand side:

删除 = Delete = This only appears when it is your own post.

转发 = Forward = Shows you the total number in parenthesis of how many times it was forwarded. You could also click on it to forward the post also; and you could also include a message or an expression of your own (via emoticions).

收藏 = Favorites = You can click on this to save it into your favorites. (Check the ‘Navigation’ post to access the ones you added to ‘Favorites’.)

评论 = Comments = Shows you the total number in parenthesis how many replies (or comments) the post received. You could also click on it to type in your own comment/reply.

That’s pretty much it for posts. The disadvantage of the whole stalking process is if you miss a day or so, you won’t be able to access posts earlier than 10 pages would allow. When you reached the tenth page and haven’t reached the spot where you last left off, time to seek out individual profile pages to further read past posts. (Scroll up to the top–or click on the ‘Back to the top’ arrow–and click on your ‘Friends’ list or ‘Following’ link to go to individual profile pages. Check the ‘Navigation’ post if you have already forgotten the terms or where to find stuff.) BUT if you have created some lists (like I showed above), sometimes it helps because it narrows down the list a bit more and could help you stalk people in those lists without having to click towards the individual profile pages.

(NOTE: Friday, September 30th, 2011 – Weibo has made changes so that you are able to click on the ‘Next Page’ button and still continue on past the 10th page. Good news OR what?)

All right, hope that at least help somewhat. Happy stalking!

EDIT: Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

Weibo has made some changes since I did the tutorial so I’m going to add on now.

Using Doze Niu’s post as an example now. Remember the parts of the posts?

When click on Forward now, you’re allowed several more options than before:

我的微博 = My Weibo
私信 = Private Messages
微群 = Swarm

If you click on the ‘My Weibo’ tab (which should be the default already), whenever you type and then publish would post to your weibo and people who follows you will see it in their own homepage. If you choose ‘Private Messages’, you are given a box that would allow you to type in a name/nickname so you could send to that person the contents of that particular post.

收件人 = Recipient
内 容 = Content

If you click on ‘Swarm’, you will get this box:

选微群 = Select Swarm/ Group(s)
内 容 = Content

Swarm is posting to the group(s) that you joined. I don’t have any groups yet so it shows that I didn’t join any, but there should be a list of some sort for you to choose if you joined some groups already. Remember to replace “转发微博” with your own message.

NOTE: All instructions and images were written and captured respectively by DTLCT

IF you have questions OR are confused in any way, please post a comment.

Tutorials

Weibo: Settings 2

A little something to keep track of from the last few times:

1 Introduction
2 Basic Navigation
3 Navigation 2
4 Settings

Now to continue on the most important section of all. As we recall, we’re still on the right side of that long strip:

IV. 帐号设置 = Account Settings

Remember how I said every thing is optional at the beginning of the last post regarding ‘Setting’? This section is the most important and it might be good that you change some of the settings, such as those relating to security so that your information is protected. I’ll try my best to make them clear.

A. 个人资料 = Personal Information

1. 基本信息 = Basic Information

登录名 = Log-in
昵  称 = Nickname
真实姓名 = Real Name
所在地 = Location (Box to the left = Region/Area, Box to the right = Exact Place) – Kind of different for some cases, if you can’t figure it out, hit me up since I’m lazy to list every case.
性  别 = Gender/ Sex (男 = Male,   女 = Female)
生日 = Birth-date (年 = Year, 月 = Month, 日 = Day)
博客地址 = Blog Address
还没有博客?立即开通 = No Blog? Create one.
常用邮箱 = Frequently Used E-mail (The link next to it is to change your current e-mail address)
一句话介绍 = Brief/Short Description

See the drop-down list next to some of the boxes? (The ones to the right.) Those are there so you could control who could see that information.

所有人可见 = Visible to Everyone
我关注的人可见 = Visible Only to the people who you are following
仅自己可见 = Visible Only to you
The button reads ‘保存’, which is ‘Save’. Once you’re done, just click on that.

2. 修改密码 = Change Password

当前密码 = Current Password
新 密 码 = New Password
安全强度 = Security Strength
确认密码 = Confirm Password (aka type the new password in again)

Click on the button when you’re done.

3. 教育信息 = Education Information

添加教育信息 = Add Education Information, the drop-down list is for visibility (aka scroll back up to see what all it means if you forgot already)
学校类型 = School Type/ Level
学校名称 = School Name, the box next over is the year (i.e. Class of )
院系 = Department (What department were you under? Relevant to college level. You can leave it blank if you don’t want to reveal.)

Green Button = Save
Silver Button = Cancel

The difference with this from the first time I took a look is now you could add more than one school. So you could add another after you finished the current one.

4. 职业信息 = Career/Employment Information

添加职业信息 = Add Career/Employment Information
所在地 = Location (Left Box = Region/Area, Right Box = Exact/ Specific Area)
单位名称 = Name of the place
工作时间  =  Time / Year (至 = To)
部门/职位 = Department/ Position

*My advice: DON’T share too much, LOL! Major stalking access here, it goes both ways. Basic info is all right…but might not be too good of an idea.

5. 个人标签 = Personal Tab

添加标签 = Add Tags
你可能感兴趣的标签 = Labels/ tags you might be interested in

I guess this is where you add tags for topics that you are interested in knowing more about. Kind of irrelevant for me since I don’t focus on it much.

6. 个性域名 = Personalized Domain Name

你已经设置个性域名 = Personal Domain Name You Have Set (Yours would be different here if you haven’t set it yet. Just choose some word–could be your nickname or whatever. Choose carefully because once you set it, you can’t change it. So might want to come back later until you think of a good one that you like.)
加入收藏夹 = Add to Favorites (aka Bookmark it)
邀请朋友关注我 = Invite a Friend to follow you

7. 收货地址 = Delivery Address

Do we need to get that personal? I’m skipping this unless you honestly want to share your address or do even more here–aside from keeping in touch with some friends or stalking celebs, etc.

B. 修改头像 = Modify Picture

Time to fix your hair and pose! (Just kidding!) This is your avatar. The one that would appear each time you post and is also in your profile page.

Okay, the left button is for upload from your computer. The right button is to capture an image if you have a camera nearby (i.e. camera on your laptop or you’re using your mobile gadgets that has camera access). After it’s done loading, you would see it appearing on the left side with the option for you to adjust it around and crop, etc.

C. 绑定手机 = Linking Phone

Okay, mobile stuffs so you can add your number, etc. (But I’m going to skip too since I’m getting lazy. Maybe I’m going to come back later.)

D. 隐私设置 = Privacy Settings

1. 隐私设置 = Privacy Setting

a. 评论 = Comments

设置谁可以评论我的微博 = Set who could comment on my Weibo
所有人 (不包括你的黑名单用户) = Everyone (not including users in your blacklist)
我关注的人 = People who you are following

b. 私信 = Private Messages

设置谁可以给我发私信/引荐关注 = Set who could send me private messages or referrals
所有人(不包括你的黑名单用户) = Everyone (not including users in your blacklist)
我关注的人 = People who you are following

c. 地理位置信息 = Location Information

允许 = Allowed
不允许 = Not Allowed

This is if you want to display your location or not (aka if you want people to know where you are, etc).

d. 搜索 = Search

允许别人通过以下信息搜索到我 = Allow people to find me by my
真实姓名 = Real Name
手机号码 = Phone Number

e. 勋章 = Medal (Profile Stamp)

私密状态(仅在我的勋章页面显示)= Private State (Only show the medals inside my homepage)
公开状态(允许其他人查看我的勋章)= Public State (Allow others to see my medals)

2. 黑名单 = Blacklist

被加入黑名单的用户将无法关注你、评论你。 = Users added to the blacklist will not be able to follow you or comment on your posts.
如果你已经关注他,也会自动解除关系。 = If you have followed him/her, that connection will be removed.
还没有人被你拉入黑名单呢。 = No one is in your blacklist.

That’s my current status since I haven’t added anyone or encountered any troublemakers. But in the future, if I do add anyone (knocks on wood), there would be a list there.

E. 个性设置 = Preferences

So here we go with more randomness. Oy…

a. 微博小黄签 = Weibo Small Yellow Sign

This is the notification thing that I sort of mentioned before in one of the ‘Navigation’ posts. But here, you’re going to be able to control what notices you want to receive. Might be a good idea to receive notices on everything since you might not log-in as often and might miss a bunch of stuff.

Here are all the possible notices you could receive:

条新评论,查看评论 = New Comment, View Comments
位新粉丝,查看我的粉丝 = New Fan, View Fans
条新私信,查看私信 = New Private Message, View Private Messages
条微博提到我,查看@我 = New Message To Me, View Messages Directed at Me
条群内新消息,查看消息 = New Forward, View Posts
条新通知,查看消息 = New Notice, View Notices

b. 图片水印 =  Picture Watermark

NOTE (Tuesday, July 5th, 2011): This was added recently to ensure picture rights, etc. And possibly another way to make it look cool with the pictures, lol.

水印样式 = Watermark Styles
微博昵称 = Weibo Nickname = This is how your nickname will appear
微博图标 = Weibo’s Icon = This is the mini version of the picture reflecting in the background (but the reflection won’t show in the actual picture)
微博地址 = Weibo’s Address = Your Weibo Address
水印位置 = Position of Watermark
底部居右 = Bottom Left Corner (The default setting)
底部居中 = Bottom Center
图片中心 = Center of the Image

Just click on the options or undo selection to see how it looks, adjusting it to your preferred settings. (Remember to scroll down and save it after you’re done.)

c. 邮件 = Mail

The checkbox is to allow Weibo to send e-mail alerts to you.

d. 语言 = Language

This is for you to set your language preference. There are only two options–traditional (繁体) and simplified (简体). Leave it–unless you know it. The default is simplified though.

F. 我的勋章 = My Medal (or Profile Stamp as I like to call it)

1. 我的勋章 = My Medal

Okay, this one shows how many of the medals/stamps you could earn. The ones that are showing up in full colors are the ones you earned already (like above) and the ones that are still fading are the ones you still haven’t acquired. Easy? YAY! Let’s move on…

What does each mean? YES, getting back to more explanation…more headaches. But it’s okay. This one is kind of for fun. I’ll start from left to right and then move down to the next line. Okay? Great…

微博控 = Weibo Control = What you do is post for three consecutive days and you get the first one.

呼风唤雨 = Hu Feng Huan Yu = Calling Wind and Summoning Rain = Nice title? Love this one the most. Anyway, you get this when you invite friends to use Weibo. The first one is earned by recommending and/or inviting three people to use Weibo.

最爱沙发 = Favorite Sofa = Comment the world out of others’ posts. That’s it! (The first one is earned at 10, not 3 like the last 2.)

应用牛人 = Application Cattle = Application related.

同城达人 = Related to social events or community involvement.

手机达人 = Mobile User = Use Weibo on your mobile phone/devices

MSN潮人 = MSN Chao Ren = Link your MSN account to Weibo and you’ll get it. It doesn’t get easier than this.

139说客 = Link your 139说客 account to Weibo and then you’ll get this. Another easy one.

2. 勋章设置 = Medal Setting

This setting is allowing you to show or hide the medals that you earned or received. If you want it to show, leave it. If you want to change anything, do it and then click on the button. Done!

FLASH-LINE: (Tuesday, July 5th, 2011): Did anyone know that profile badges have moved to this page http://badge.weibo.com/ instead?

So here goes a quickie on the tabs: The first one is ‘Home’ tab, which is obvious; the second one is showing all the badges that you could get; the third one is showing the badges you earned so far AND a comparison chart to the right with your friends; the last tab is the ‘Help’ tab aka the FAQs. We’re good? I’m lazy to explain, LOL! Some changes here and there really so no one would feel left out since I earned another badge after the new set of badges go into effect.

G. 应用授权 = Application Authorization

Last tab! I need to jump! GOSH! This seemed SOOOOO long.

What is this saying? It displays all the application you’re using relating to Weibo. I just dl-ed the messenger like awhile back so it shows that. I can disconnect or severe the connection anytime I want.

V. 退出 = Exit (or Log-out) = Need I say more? When you log out, it takes you back to Weibo’s main homepage.

There! We’re all done with settings now. The next one is so the last one, which is about ‘Posts’.

NOTE: All instructions and images were written and captured respectively by DTLCT

IF you have questions OR are confused in any way, please post a comment.

Tutorials

Weibo: Settings

Past Links:

1 Introduction
2 Basic Navigation
3 Navigation 2

This would be the 4th post in the saga (lol) and it’s about Settings as promised. But before I continue, I want to say that everything here is optional so if you don’t feel comfortable messing with the settings, don’t do it. Or if you don’t feel like you need those or it’s not to the best of your interest or convenience, just skip ahead to the next section, etc.

We’re still working on this strip:

Now we’re moving on to the right side.

The first one is showing your name/nickname, of course, since I used my page to do the tut, it shows my nickname. If you click on this, it goes to your profile page.

I. 工具 = Tools

There are different tabs for this one and what you could do. The following sections will provide a breakdown of each.

A. 聊天机器人 = ImBot = Use to link different chat client accounts to your Weibo, such as MSN, Gtalk, UC, and QQ. (Though the QQ option isn’t active yet.) It’s more like adding a contact to your messenger than an actual link. The link, I guess, is to confirm that you actually requested the action through your account.

1. If you choose to link your Weibo account with MSN, click into the MSN icon and you’ll get this:

输入你的MSN账号 = Enter Your MSN account
账号 = Account # (aka enter your MSN e-mail address here or Hotmail address)
同步我的MSN签名 = Sync my MSN signature
接收对我的新评论 = Receive new comments via MSN
接收关注我的新粉丝提醒 = Receive notifications if I have new fans (or followers)
接收关注人的新微博 = Receive new posts from the people you’re following
接收我的私信 = Receive new private messages

If you don’t want to be notified of some of the things, just un-check the box. When you’re done, click the ‘Confirm’ button and you should get this:

Again, I blocked out the private information on purpose but you should get the idea of what it looks like. Your e-mail appears in the first black block. The words next to it “删除绑定” is ‘Remove Link’. So if you want to remove the link anytime, you can go back and click on that. Then the next part with the numbers are instructions for the next step. First, you have to add sina_t207@live.cn to your MSN as a contact. You should know your MSN messenger well enough to find the ‘Add a contact’ icon. After you paste the address, click ‘Next’, and paste the verification code into the message box and then click ‘Send’. Close out the box when it’s finished and wait. You should see a new contact called 新浪微博小助手 on your list. It’s Weibo’s Little Helper. In other words, an Imbot like it was indicated at the beginning. Nice? (LOL) SO, of course, this is all optional if you want to try.

Whether you choose to link for Gtalk or UC, it should follow a similar pattern as the above. (But if there’s anything else, hit me up and I’ll try to help as best as I can.)

2. If you choose to link your Weibo account with Google Talk (which has been transformed to Google Hangouts), click into the Gtalk icon and you’ll get this:

3. If you choose to link your Weibo account with UC, click into the Duck icon and you’ll get this:

B. 浏览器插件 = Browser Plug-ins = Incorporating Weibo into your Internet Browser so you would have access without needing to type the address in your address bar each time you visit. It’s like a bookmark but right there for you to click without accessing your bookmark and then scrolling around to find it. In other words, it’s a toolbar for your convenience.

To get started, here’s a better view of it:

新浪微博工具条 = Sina Weibo Toolbar

The second line is telling you that you will enjoy the quick access of Weibo through the toolbar after installation. The line in parenthesis lists the browsers that currently support the toolbar, like IE, Maxthon, and Firefox.

The line next to the FireFox icon is telling you if you use Firefox as your browser, you can go ahead and click the green button to install. (The button reads ‘开始安装’ = Kai Shi An Zhuang = Start Installation.)

See that strip popping up? Click on the ‘Allow’ to the far right side.

Click on ‘Install’ when this box pops up.

That box should pop up and depends on how fast your connection is, you could see it install and then it should tell you it’s done.

Now, the line next to the IE icon is saying if you use IE as your browser, click on the link to install. A window (or box) will pop up and you could click to ‘Save’. Make sure you know where you save to retrieve it. (If you want, scan the file before you click on it to install.)

Like any types of installation, it’s best to close your browser and open it again so that the new change takes effect. Or you could just leave it to work on your current tasks. (The next time you open the browser, you should see the change.)

Finally, the line at the bottom with the exclamation mark inside the yellow triangle reads “安装遇到的问题?”, which means “Installation problems?”, so if you have problems, click there.

C. 共享书签 = Shared Bookmark = This plug-in allows you to place a copy of the message box into your Bookmark toolbar so that you could send messages faster. Especially if you’re at an interesting website or page and you found something interesting so you want to share, you can just click on it and a message is already composed for you with the URL and all. (You can manipulate the contents however you want of course.) Then you can share the message and it will appear for others to read.

微博共享书签 = Weibo Shared Bookmark

So anyway, I’ll go straight to the instructions since it’s kind of fun but could be frustrating. There’s a little pictorial instruction below the page:

But I’ll show you what I did also.

So, you’re supposed to drag this button you see above to your bookmark toolbar. Place your cursor in the center of the box and then hold down on your mouse (left click) or you could also click on the left side of your mouse pad if you’re on your laptop. Hold it like that while you drag the button all the way to the top towards your toolbar.

See how there’s a light shadow or outline of a white box by the toolbar below the address bar and above the Search box? When you have achieved that or something similar, let go. (Oh yeah, if you hide your bookmark toolbar–like I do–Remember to go to ‘View’ -> ‘Toolbars’ -> ‘Bookmarks Toolbar’ and it should show.)

There! You should be able to see the link now. If you click into it, a box pop up showing the message box similar to the one you see inside your Weibo homepage and you should be able to post directly without going to your homepage.

Like so…

D. 社区绑定 = Communities Link (I think?) = But anyway, this is actually the section where you link your MSN or 139 说客 account with Weibo.

If you want to link MSN, click on the green button to start. The line under the button is just telling you that you need to enter your MSN/Hotmail e-mail and password in the box.

So enter your info and then click ‘Connect’. After it processes, the box disappears and another box pops up, like this:

It’s a confirmation box that wants to make sure if you want to link that MSN account to Weibo. (I blocked the e-mail for privacy reason.)

确定 = Confirm (or ‘Sure’, Definite, etc)
取消 = Cancel

Another confirmation box, nice?

MSN绑定设置 = MSN Link Settings

Okay, I closed it by accident while exploring but it doesn’t affect you much since you should be re-directed to your own homepage and a new stamp should appear in your profile badge with an image of the MSN symbol. That’s when you know you succeeded. You could choose to share your new settings by clicking the link and it should transfer to your message box and you can ‘Publish’. Another way to check if you succeeded is go to your MSN homepage -> Messenger Social -> Add (it’s next to the ‘Connected to’ part) -> Manage my services. You should be able to see all the services you’re linked to, including the Weibo one.

If you want to remove the connection, just do it via your MSN homepage or find your way back to the Tools section and remove.

E. 关联博客 = Related Blog = If you want to link other blogs to your Weibo account, just add the link here.

Here’s a closer look.

You can see the choices by clicking on the icon:

新浪博客 = Sina
百度空间 = Baidu
搜狐博客 = Sohu
天涯博客 = Tianya
MSN博客 = MSN Space
网易博客 = 163
其他博客 = Others

When you link these pages or blogs to Weibo, it would post a short announcement on Weibo telling people you just updated so they could visit and read, etc. (It’s what I do to WordPress and Twitter link. Same concept.)

NOTE: Make sure you follow the format provided under each case or it won’t work when you submit. I had to do it a second time since I missed something. But here’s mine when it succeeded:

You could always delete the connection to the current link and put in another one. Just click on the link below.

F. 博客挂件 = Widget (or blog pendant?) = It’s used to display on your blog or page or whatever so visitors could see your activities on Weibo, just like how it works with the boxes they have for Twitter.

Closer? (I always have one…ok, most of the time…)

It’s a little different for each one for obvious reasons since each site various.

1 新浪博客 = Sina
2 网易博客 = 163
3 QQ空间
4 WordPress

Choose either Flash or HTML to go to the next page. When you choose Flash, you could see images among other things in the preview but if you choose HTML, every thing’s plain.

肤色 = Color = Click on it and you know what it looks like with the preview thing on the right. When you’re satisfied, move on to the next one.
尺寸 = Size = You might want to fix it or if it doesn’t matter to you, leave it. (宽度 = Width, 高度 = Height)
图片 = Pictures = You get to choose how to display it in the box
显示为缩略图  = Displayed as thumbnails
显示为文字链接 = Displayed as text links
The button’s text = 预览并生成代码 = Preview and Generate code

AND this is too weird, but I can’t seem to get it to work correctly in WordPress. But I see it works in other blogging sites already. Maybe I’ll tweak stuff around some more and then update the tut.

5 Blogblus
6 其他博客 = Others

G. 微博秀 = This is another alternative to the other one I guess? The difference is the interface?

We need to focus on the box to the left to change the layout and the right one would change automatically like the one above.

Let’s take care of the general skin first.

设置尺寸 = Set Size (宽=Width, 高=Height )
宽度自动适应 = Auto size adjustment (Tick on this if you want it do that when you plug into your site.)
外观方案 = Appearance
默认配色 = Default Colors
自定义配色设置 = Custom Colors Settings
自定义配色 = Custom Colors
图片内容 = Image Content
显示为缩略图 = Displayed as thumbnails
显示为文字链 = Displayed as text links

If you want to set custom settings, click on the radio dial or click on the tab at the top and it should show:

Have fun with it some more and you should see what it is by looking at the previews. (Yeah, kind of lazy now to write out everything since it’s getting near the end of the tut, LOL…)

Anyway, when you’re done with everything, just copy the code and paste into the code box of the site you’re at.

H. 签名档 = Signature = Even more attempt to share and/or show off your Weibo?

Looking at the options, sounds more promising since there are more choices and it’s more compact.

用途 = Use
论坛签名 = Forum Signature
邮件签名 = E-mail Signature
博客挂件 = Blog Pendant/ Widget
图片/其它 = Pictures/ Others

Choose one and move on to the next part.

Choose a skin and get it over with.
Then the final step is to copy the code and paste it into whichever place you want it to be.

I. 桌面客户端 = Desktop Client = As if having the page open is not enough for you… (LOL)

Cue: Getting into Salesperson mode: Crystal clear interface and slick skins. Compact design and easy navigation. Doesn’t take much space on your computer. Just one click and you’ll be able to access all your messages. All is within reach.

Are you sold yet? Need I say more? (JUST KIDDING…)

Anyway, easy installation for real. I just did it so I think you should be able to figure it out on your own. Up to you if you want to get that involved.

II. 私信 = Private Messages = Click on it will direct you to your inbox

Click on the green button to send a message.

发私信给 = Send To
私信内容 = Message/ Content

Notice the smilies/emoticon below. You could also include that into your message. Click on the button below to send.

NOTE: Do not forget that the message cannot exceed 300 words. (It’s the message below the button.)

III. 通知 = Notices = Click and you’ll see a similar picture

I’m saving the last two sections for next time though the last one is really easy. But the next part is ‘Account Settings’ aka really important stuff so I don’t want all these randomnesses to distract everyone from focusing on it.

NOTE: All instructions and images were written and captured respectively by DTLCT

IF you have questions OR are confused in any way, please post a comment.

Tutorials

Weibo: Navigation 2

Past Posts:

1 Introduction
2 Basic Navigation

After having done all parts of the tutorial. I decided to split the posts up even more. I thought having a part 2 of the navigation is necessary, so here goes for the 2nd part.

We’ll start with this one:

I’m going to start on the left side first.

I. 微博 = Weibo, which is going to the main page.

II. 广场 = Square (or the recreational center) and when you place your cursor on it, it drops down to show 12 choices. These are various places you could go to.

A. 名人堂 = Hall of Fame = Ming Ren Tang aka Famous People, i.e. celebs, public figures, etc.

娱乐 = Entertainment
生活时尚 = Lifestyle
财经 = Finance
科技 = Technology
传媒 = Media
人文艺术 = Arts & Humanities
学者教育 = Scholars/ Education
政府官员 = Government Officials
校园 = Campus
文学出版 = Literature Publication
房产 = Estate
汽车 = Automobiles
代表委员 = Members Representatives/ Representation
游戏 = Games
军事航空 = Military Aviation
微博之星 = Weibo Stars

B. 风云榜 = Billboard = Feng Yun Bang, i.e. announcement, notices, etc – This is where stats are kept with all the activities going around and about.

C. 随便看看 = Sui Bian Kan Kan

D. 热门转发 = Top Forwards =

E. 同城微博 = City of Weibo =

F. 有趣的人 = Interesting People

G. 标签找人 = Biao Qian Zhao Ren

H. 微直播 = Wei Zhi Bo =

I. 微访谈 = Wei Fang Tan =

J. 微博日报 = Daily Weibo =

K. 抢个沙发 = Grab A Sofa =

L. 大屏幕 = Big or Large Screen =

III. 微群 =Wei Qun = Swarm = Groups. It’s either those for fan clubs or those with similar interest joining together to discuss certain topics. Almost like community forums, etc.

IV. 活动 = Activities

V. 投票 = Polls

VI. 手机 = Phone = If you want to use your phone to access Weibo. You can also change the settings/ interfaces here.

VII. 应用 = Applications = Sort of like those games or fun random applications on Facebook or more.

VIII. 找人 = People Search, if you know someone’s name or nickname, you could go here to search for them.

There are several ways here.

A. 按昵称查找 = Search by Nickname

B. 按标签查找 = Search by Label

C. 按MSN查找 = Search by MSN

Box 1 = MSN Username
Box 2 = MSN Password

D. 按邮箱查找 = Search by E-mail

Choose the e-mail address you want on the drop-down list and then type in the username. The second box is of course for the password. It will retrieve your contact list and show you which of your friends are already using Weibo.

E. 按公司查找 = Search by Company

Box 1 = Nickname
Box 2 = Company Name

F. 按学校查找 = Search by School

Box 1 = Nickname
Box 2 = School Name

G. 按地区查找 = Search by Region

Box 1 = Nickname
Box 2 = Region

Radio Box = Male, Female, No preference (that means no specifying in gender so you could be looking for both Female and Male)

Box 3 = Age

These are similar to the above except on the left side of the screen. You can maximize or minimize it for your convenience. Just click on the white tab with the arrows. And see the arrow pointing down under each section? That’s to expand more on a section.

Okay, here’s a break now since I’m saving the right side for next time. And I’m getting lazy so I will come back to this one later to update on more details of each section. But you could explore for yourself to see what else is there.

NOTE: All instructions and images were written and captured respectively by DTLCT

IF you have questions OR are confused in any way, please post a comment.