In China it Pays (Literally) to Follow People on Twitter/Weibo

Your new car is made in China!

“Billionaire and philanthropist Chen Guangbiao stands on the roof of a new car he bought in the eastern city of Nanjing yesterday. Chen spent about 5 million yuan (US$794,252) in purchasing new cars, all Chinese brands, for the 43 owners of Japanese cars that were damaged last month during nationwide anti-Japan anger fueled by Japan’s “purchase” of the Diaoyu Islands from a so-called private owner. The 43 are all followers of Chen’s microblog on Weibo. Chen, well known for his flamboyance and high-profile charity activities, has more than 3.5 million followers on the social networking website.”