Chinese actress Yao Chen bounds over Obama and Britney Spears to become third most popular microblogger
Monday 11 April 2011
Barack Obama and Britney Spears have been eclipsed by Chinese actress Yao Chen on the list of most popular microbloggers this week.
Chen’s fan count came close to reaching 7.4 million, putting her third on the world’s list of most popular microbloggers behind Justin Bieber (8.7 million followers) and Lady Gaga (9.3 million followers).
New fans flocked to follow Chen’s account after she posted photos and tweeted about spending time with the disadvantaged at a refugee camp in Thailand.
China’s second most popular microblogger, Dee Hsu aka Xiao S, also leap-frogged her way up the international chart. The KangXi Lai Le TV host added 165,197 followers to her total of 6.5 million fans this week putting her in front of American chat show host Elle DeGeneres, whose fan count increased to 6.4 million.
In September 2010, Twitter had 175 million registered users, while Sina reports that Weibo had more than 80 million registered users in January 2011.
Most popular people on Twitter according to Listorious:
- Lady Gaga (9,286,807 followers)
- Justin Bieber (8,687,352)
- Britney Spears (7,381,641)
- Barack Obama (7,324,457)
- Kim Kardashian (7,085,651)
- Katy Perry (6,622,641)
- Ashton Kutcher (6,534,124)
- Ellen DeGeneres (6,363,692)
- Taylor Swift (5,916,382)
- Oprah Winfrey (5,545,540)
Most popular people on Sina's microblog (Weibo):
- Yao Chen (7,399,028 followers)
- Xi?o S (6,455,915)
- Zhao Wei (5,992,619)
- Cai Kang Yong (5,792,222)
- Xie Na (5,262,163)
Justin Bieber was one of the hardest hit
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