South Korean actor Jung Kyung Ho joins China’s microblogging elite

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South Korean actor Jung Kyung Ho (aka He Jiong) has become China's fifth most popular microblogger, pushing Chinese singer and actress Xie Na out of the coveted fifth place on Sina's Weibo.

Jung Kyung Ho slips into fifth position with 5.63 million followers while Xie Na’s fan count increases to 5.55 million followers this week.

Pop singer Katy Perry is edging closer to the elusive 7 million followers mark with Twitter. The singer needs only a few thousand more fans to put her ahead of the milestone.

According to Listorious, talk show host Ellen DeGeneres hasn't added any additional fans to her nearly 6.4 million followers over the last two weeks. However, her Twitter account is showing she has just over 6.5 million followers.

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:

  1. Lady Gaga (9,663,455 followers)
  2. Justin Bieber (9,171,606)
  3. Britney Spears (7,634,242)
  4. Barack Obama (7,537,242)
  5. Kim Kardashian (7,313,331)
  6. Katy Perry (6,993,571)
  7. Ashton Kutcher (6,590,729)
  8. Ellen DeGeneres (6,390,883)
  9. Taylor Swift (6,172,797)
  10. Oprah Winfrey (5,695,085)

Most popular people on Sina's microblog (Weibo):

  1. Yao Chen (7,839,028 followers)
  2. Dee Hsu (6,892,701)
  3. Kevin Tsai (6,306,567)
  4. Zhao Wei (6,239,733)
  5. Jung Kyung Ho (5,631,047)
  6. Xie Na (5,551,992)