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.

18 thoughts on “Weibo: Posts”

  1. @DTLCT
    Sorry DTLCT. Thanks for putting the time to explain the weibo post. However, I’m still a bit lost. Forgive me for my ignorance.. What I really want is to send a private message to a particular person on Weibo. How do I go about doing so? Like Facebook private message; is it possible to do that on Weibo?

  2. @Tam Thuong – No probs. Here’s the post with the ‘Private Messages’ details:

    Just scroll down until you see this section:

    II. 私信 = Private Messages

    There might be differences since Weibo have changed some of the functionality and/or navigation already. SO if you’re still confused, come back and I’ll try to help as best as I could.

    1. @DTLCT- Is it possible for me to email you, or you can email me first. I wanted to show you a print screen of the page from Weibo.

    2. Oh you know what DTLCT? I found the private message. But it looks like the person I want to PM doesn’t seem to have that option.

  3. @Tam Thuong – Is it because your friend’s using the new version of Weibo so the Navigation is a bit different? Just wondering. Go ahead and shoot me an e-mail here if you feel it’s inconvenient on the blog: jd1202@gmail.com

  4. Great Work. Thank You for sharing.
    As some one who has just today started an account with Weibo I have a really simple question. How do I link to my profile page so that non-weibo users can still see the profile?
    what I need to happen is to provide a link to friends who may not have an account with Weibo and they can still follow the link + see my profile.
    The current URL link I have takes you to the login page. So no good if you don’t have a Weibo account.
    I have seen and tried some Weibo profile pages which do exactly what it is I want to do. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

  5. Hi – Is there a way to get a URL link to my Weibo profile page so that even those who do not have a weibo account can see my page?
    Currently my page can be seen by those who can log into Weibo.

  6. Hi Sebastian, thank you for visiting. I’m very sorry that I had responded late. Mostly because I had left for the weekend while you posted the comments. And then I got into asking some friends regarding it because I haven’t been on Weibo for a while and needed some updated information before replying. One of my online friends (llwy12) had enlightened me that Weibo haven’t changed their policy with opening it up but had heightened the security even more (with forcing people to use their real names to register in some areas, link here: http://3g.sina.com.cn/prog/wapsite/sso/login.php?ns=1&revalid=2&backURL=http%3A%2F%2Fweibo.cn%2Fservice%2Fmaps%3Fxy%3D-118.384939%252C33.944513%26size%3D320x320%26offset%3D00&backTitle=%D0%C2%C0%CB%CE%A2%B2%A9&vt=). The only way that you can view a Weibo post (or let anyone see it) is if you log in (or in their case they have to log in to see your posts).

    The only time I was able to see some posts without logging in was accessing the people who had a “V” next to their names. BUT I’m not absolutely sure if that was the only case.

    Sorry that I couldn’t help at all. But since it’s Sina’s decision, I guess we couldn’t do anything about that, which is reasonable actually since after an amount of people got hacked and whatnot.

    1. I am having problem with my weibo past few days. I can’t see the image/photos uploaded by some followers on weibo using desktop. The image is totally blank and appear a small “x” at the left corner. Like this C:\Users\Jess\Pictures\Capture.PNG. I can’t see also using my iphone. However, sometimes the images can be seen. This happen few times in a day. I tried using another weibo acc and it’s still he same. Please help. I am going to give up on this site already if nothing can be resolved. I posted my prob earlier but no reply from here.

      1. I responded on the other post and asked you to post an image capture of the site when you can’t see the images to better understand what you mean. (https://r-reflections.net/weibo-basic-navigation/) However, your decision in giving up on using Weibo or not is your choice. This is because I set up these tutorials a few years back to help some people having trouble. I am in no way associated with Sina or Sina Weibo in that sense. I am using my free time to do all these. I will try my best to help. However, if you want to direct your frustration and/or disappointment directly to Sina, you could go here to their help page: http://help.weibo.com/

    1. Hi! Do you mean the watermark? Okay, here goes:
      Click on the little tool icon on the upper right hand corner navigation. It’s the one between the envelope icon and the published icon. It’s to the right of your username. In the drop-down-menu, click on “帐号设置” (Settings), then “偏好设置” (It has a heart in front of it), then click on “图片水印设置” (Watermark Location on Image). Uncheck all options (which you could preview with the picture they provided). DO NOT EXIT OUT YET. Click on “保存” (Save). Make sure you see the little notification with the green check mark pop up. (It’s really fast.) It said “保存成功” (Successfully saved). Then you’re done.

      If it’s unclear or you’re confused, tell me and I’ll do some caps to make it even clearer.
      Thanks for commenting!

  7. Hi! Your tutorials are amazing, but may I ask how to customize my Weibo watermark on the pictures that I post? Thank you. ☺

    1. Here’s a new capture for this (highlighted and numbered the menu items so hope that helps):

       photo user_account6c2.png

      (You can right-click on your mouse and click ‘view image’ to get a bigger version of this so it would be easier to see.)

      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

      The instructions from the other post that I did, but should still be relevant: https://r-reflections.net/weibo-settings-2/