Yao Chen becomes China's first microblogger to reach 9 million fans, Lady Gaga sails past 11 million
Monday 20 June 2011
While Justin Bieber is still celebrating his 10 million follower milestone on Twitter, Yao Chen has become the first microblogger to reach 9 million followers on China's microblogging platform Weibo.
The world's most followed microblogger, Lady Gaga, continued to add to her long list of minions.
She tweeted "#11MillionMonsters. You always cheer me up" as she sailed past her latest milestone of 11 million followers.
The pop star encouraged her followers to share their opinions on the legalization of gay marriage in America while offering her point of view on the subject: "I feel the denial of gay marriage sends a prejudice message. Our youth deserve a fair+hopeful future with government that values us equally."
Over on Sina's Weibo, Taiwanese TV host Dee Hsu surged past 8 million followers and Chinese actress Zhao Wei cracked the 7 million follower mark.
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 (11,034,487 followers)
- Justin Bieber (10,464,702)
- Barack Obama (8,723,820)
- Britney Spears (8,249,557)
- Kim Kardashian (7,939,606)
- Katy Perry (7,926,512)
- Ashton Kutcher (6,982,975)
- Ellen DeGeneres (6,896,286)
- Taylor Swift (6,781,831)
- Shakira (6,695,842)
Most popular people on Sina's microblog (Weibo):
- Yao Chen (9,031,143 followers)
- Dee Hsu (8,152,330)
- Kevin Tsai (7,303,476)
- Zhao Wei (7,010,328)
- Jung Kyung Ho (6,718,268)
- Xie Na (6,651,346)
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