The FaWave extension is a Chrome addon that allows you to manage all your microblogging/SNS messages in one user interface (UI).
Why Use FaWave?
FaWave is not a microblogging site or SNS, but a Chrome extension, that allows synchronization of messages among your many microblogging/SNS accounts.
China’s Internet users communicate and send messages through several online communicating tools. With many microblogging sites (weibo), social network sites (SNS), and sharing sites, managing usernames / passwords and synchronizing messages can be problems.
How to Set Up FaWave?
To set up FaWave:
- Download and install the FaWave extension on to your Chrome browser.
- Connect to one or more of your microblogging/SNS accounts that are available on FaWave. You have options to sign in either conventionally (FaWave has to keep your password) or via OAuth protocol (FaWave does not keep your password).
Enable FaWave on Chrome.
- With FaWave, you can synchronize your “sent” messages among several popular microblogging sites, SNS, and sharing sites including Sina Weibo, Tencent QQ Weibo, Twitter, Google Buzz, Kaixin001.com, Renren.com, and Douban (e.g. Synchronize Sina Weibo with FaWave).
- FaWave feeds your friends’ and your messages from all the microblogging sites / SNS you have connections with, and allows you to view all the conversations in tabbed/multiple screens.
What is OAuth?
OAuth is a protocol for open authorization. Wikipedia explains OAuth:
OAuth (Open Authorization) is an open standard for authorization.
OAuth allows users to hand out tokens instead of credentials to their data hosted by a given service provider. Each token grants access to a specific site for specific resources and for a defined duration. This allows a user to grant a third party site access to their information stored with another service provider, without sharing their access permissions or the full extent of their data.
About Sina Weibo
Sina Weibo is one of the largest microblogging sites in China. Sina Weibo’s homepage:
Sina Weibo is a Chinese microblogging site, similar to Twitter, launched by Sina corporation, China’s biggest web portal, in August 2009. According to Sina, the microblog site remains in beta, though it has tens of millions of users and millions of posts per day.