Male Korean stars hog top spots on social media
SOCIAL media has become Korean celebrities' window to their fans online.
As the number of the stars' fans on mainstream social media has become indicative of their influence online, many celebrities try to keep their social media homepages updated with frequent postings.
The Korean celebrity who has the most number of Facebook followers is actor Lee Min Ho, with more than 15 million followers. Singer Psy comes in second with more than 12 million followers on Facebook.
Choi Si Won of boy band Super Junior is No. 1 in the number of Twitter followers. The singer has about four million followers, posting a sharp increase every year.
Psy has more Weibo followers than any other Korean celebrity. He has slightly more than 24.5 million followers. Lee is close behind, with about 22.5 million.
G-Dragon of boy band Bigbang rules on photo-sharing service Instagram, with 3.1 million followers. Tae Yeon of girl group Girls' Generation is No. 2, with 2.8 million followers.
THE KOREA HERALD/ASIA NEWS NETWORK