Stephen Hawking made his first post to China's Twitter-like Weibo service. In less than 5 hours he acquired more followers than Apple chief Tim Cook who has been posting to it for nearly a year. Per the article:
Renowned cosmologist Stephen Hawking entered the universe of Chinese social media with a big bang on Tuesday, with his first post to the country’s Twitter-like Weibo service garnering him more than a million followers the same day. In less than five hours Hawking flew past Apple chief Tim Cook, who has around 820,000 fans after a nearly a year online. “In my physical travels, I have only been able to touch the surface of your fascinating history and culture,” the Cambridge scientist said in his initial post, writing in both English and Chinese so as to avoid any information loss in translation. “But now I can communicate with you through social media -– and I hope to tell you more about my life and work through this page and also to learn from you in reply,” he added.