Kevin Tsai hits 7 million fans as Sina plans English-language microblogging platform
Monday 06 June 2011
This week, Taiwanese TV host Kevin Tsai surpassed the 7 million followers milestone, becoming one of only three microbloggers on China's Sina to boast more than seven million fans.
Taiwanese co-host Dee Hsu also spent the week climbing up the ranks of the most followed microbloggers list.
The actress, singer and host overtook American TV personality Kim Kardashian to become the sixth most followed microblogger on the charts. Dee Hsu's fan count grew to 7.781 million while Kardashian's grew to 7.779 million followers during the week.
Interesting fact: According to Chinese technology blog TechWeb, Sina is planning to launch an English-language version of its microblogging site Weibo, putting it in direct competition with Twitter. The microblogging platform is preparing to enter the US market in around two to three months, says TechWeb.
In September 2010, Twitter had 175 million registered users, while Sina reports that Weibo had more than 140 million registered users in May 2011.
Most popular people on Twitter:
- Lady Gaga (10,756,911 followers)
- Justin Bieber (10,242,446)
- Barack Obama (8,477,796)
- Britney Spears (8,136,222)
- Kim Kardashian (7,779,273)
- Katy Perry (7,732,678)
- Ashton Kutcher (6,901,207)
- Ellen DeGeneres (6,820,990)
- Taylor Swift (6,670,784)
- Shakira (6,495,414)
Most popular people on Sina's microblog (Weibo):
- Yao Chen (8,675,482 followers)
- Dee Hsu (7,781,301)
- Kevin Tsai (7,027,035)
- Zhao Wei (6,767,397)
- Jung Kyung Ho (6,397,453)
- Xie Na (6,293,076)
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