SEOUL (THE KOREA HERALD/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) – International fandom platform Weverse noticed the most important variety of every day guests this yr on Aug 3, when woman group Blackpink launched their neighborhood, in response to Weverse’s Fandom Pattern report launched on Thursday (Dec 23).
Weverse, the web fan neighborhood operated by Ok-pop powerhouse Hybe, launched the annual report, wrapping up the yr’s vital traits contained in the cell fandom platform.
The report additionally confirmed that Blackpink’s fandom, often known as Blink, grew the quickest, with over 1 million customers becoming a member of the neighborhood on the primary day.
Followers celebrated the day with hashtag “#BLINK_in_Weverse,” which was the third most-posted hashtag on Weverse this yr.
Beating Blackpink on Weverse have been Ok-pop megastar BTS, whose hashtag #BTS racked up 1.96 million counts over the yr.
Enhypen’s followers – Engene – adopted in fourth place with “#CARNIVALwithENGENE”.
The hashtag for the boy band’s second EP, Border: Carnival, was talked about 230,000 occasions in posts. Topping the checklist was “#to_” utilized by followers to put in writing direct messages to artistes.
In accordance with the report, 36 artiste teams are presently linked with followers by way of Weverse, with 23 new groups becoming a member of the neighborhood this yr.
It not solely contains massive title Ok-pop acts, resembling Blackpink and Treasure, but additionally international artistes, resembling British pop trio New Hope Membership.
Round 16.8 million new followers signed up for membership this yr, pushing the full variety of gathered customers on Weverse to 36 million.
As of Dec 14, round 200 million new posts have been made this yr, with the quantity doubling that of final yr. The gathered variety of feedback by each followers and artists this yr reached 400 million.
In the meantime, Aug 3 noticed an explosive variety of every day guests because it was additionally when BTS topped Billboard’s Sizzling 100 chart with their mega-hit single Butter for the ninth consecutive week, changing into the chart’s longest-running No. 1 music of 2021.
The second most-visited day was on Dec 9 when BTS’ Jin shocked his followers amid the group’s official trip with the discharge of his new music Tremendous Tuna.
In accordance with Weverse, with the continued Covid-19 pandemic, the underlying key development contained in the fan neighborhood this yr was the “on-line in-person view”, which the corporate mentioned refers back to the digital communication enabling followers and artistes to attach identical to in a real-time, in-person setting even when bodily aside.
“As digital communication continued to be part of our every day lives this yr, the web engagements between followers and artistes have developed to indicate extra potentialities in numerous codecs,” Weverse mentioned by means of a press release launched on Thursday.
“We count on extra providers to include each on-line and offline means sooner or later, even with the return of in-person actions, and we anticipate to give attention to enhancing the followers’ comfort by means of rising the synergy of the 2 means (of offline and on-line communication).”