Stephen Hawking Launched His Weibo Account And People Lost It
His followers grew faster than the speed of light... metaphorically, anyway.
You might recognize this guy: Professor Stephen Hawking. You know, author of A Brief History of Time and subject of the movie The Theory of Everything.
He may have announced that he wants to send spacecraft to another star on Tuesday, but the ~real news~ is that the 74-year-old world-class British theoretical physicist has joined Weibo, China's second-most popular social media platform after WeChat.
On the page, it's noted that Hawking's Weibo account is managed by Hawking's team and social media company Stradella Road while Hawking himself provides the content.
Tons of western celebrities live on Weibo, including Tom Cruise, Emma Watson, Nina Dobrev, Maroon 5, Radiohead, Britney Spears, and Bill Gates.