What is Follow5?
Follow5.com is a Chinese social network site, and a microblogging tool.
With Follow5, you can manage your usernames/passwords and “sent” messages of 24 microblogging sites, SNS, and sharing sites including Sina Weibo, Tencent QQ Weibo, Twitter, Google Buzz, Kaixin001.com, Xiaonei.com/Renren.com, Douban, Friendfeed, Plurk, Baidu’s Microblog, 9911 and HelloTxt, all through one user interface (UI).
How to Set Up Follow5?
To use Follow5:
- Sign-up to Follow5 and choose a screen name (e.g. gordonchoicom).
- Connect Follow5 to up to 24 microblogging services / SNS / sharing sites (mostly Chinese sites) that you previously have signed-up with and allow Follow5 to connect via the OAuth protocol.
Use Follow5 as SNS
When you use Follow5 as an SNS:
- Find friends and connect to them through “following”.
- Your friends/connections can be “following” and/or “followers”.
Use Follow5 as Twitter-microblogging Tool
When you use Follow5 as a message broadcast tool to several of your microblogging/SNS accounts (e.g. Twitter):
- You can send up to 200 Chinese characters per message (which is more than Sina Weibo’s and Twitter’s maximum limits on message length) from Follow5.
- You can send messages to Follow5 through your MSN messenger, Gtalk or QQ messenger accounts.
- The messages you sent will immediately be synchronized to social media sites/tools including Sina Weibo, Twitter, Google Buzz, Douban, Plurk, RenRen.com and Kaixin001.com.