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San Gabriel reaches immigrants on Chinese network Weibo

San Gabriel reaches immigrants on Chinese network Weibo

As California's immigrant populations grow, it's not just neighborhoods that are seeing demographic change — online worlds are growing more diverse as well. Social networks like Line in Japan, KakaoTalk in South Korea and Chinese networks Weibo and WeChat are popular with Southland immigrants trying to stay in touch with friends and family back home — and agencies and elected officials are increasingly opening accounts to improve communication with their constituents. Last week the city of San Gabriel became the latest to hop onto the bandwagon, announcing an official Weibo account that would be updated daily. The account, active since May, now has about 1,700...

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