Most followed microbloggers: Twitter fans rally behind Obama
Monday 21 March 2011
The most popular people on social networking sites Twitter and Weibo recorded on March 21.
As America and its allies launched an attack on Libya's government this week, fans have rallied behind president Barack Obama on Twitter.
More than 107,000 people started following Obama on Twitter during the week, helping him crack the 7 million fan milestone.
Most of the top microbloggers on Sina and Twitter average around 100,000 new fans each week, however, the top two most followed microbloggers on Twitter and Sina, Lady Gaga and Yao Chen, are surging ahead of their rivals with new fan counts consistently above 100,000 fans.
Interesting fact: Seven out of 10 of the top microbloggers on Twitter and four out of five of the top microblogers on Sina are female.
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 (8,911,971 followers)
- Justin Bieber - (8,276,542)
- Britney Spears - (7,181,827)
- Barack Obama - (7,077,719)
- Kim Kardashian - (6,829,782
- Ashton Kutcher - (6,468,159)
- Katy Perry - (6,320,157)
- Ellen DeGeneres - (6,209,973)
- Taylor Swift - (5,687,712)
- Oprah Winfrey - (5,391,093)
Most popular people on Sina's microblog (Weibo):
- Yao Chen (6,962,263 followers)
- Xi?o S (5,971,631)
- Zhao Wei (5,682,279)
- Cai Kang Yong (5,344,245)
- Xiena (4,932,103)
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