Seoul [South Korea], Dec. 24 (ANI / Global Economic): Amid the protracted COVID-19 pandemic, online fan community platforms have grown in popularity. According to â2021 Fandom Trendâ data released by the fan community platform Weverse, the cumulative number of subscribers for 36 artist communities operated by Weverse was 36 million (including duplicates).
This is an increase of 16.8 million compared to last year. As many K-pop groups such as Cherry Bullet, TREASURE, FT Island, iKON, BLACKPINK, STAYC, ONEUS and Winner opened their communities on Weverse this year, the number of followers has grown rapidly.
In the case of BLACKPINK, which joined Weverse in August, over a million fans recently joined Weverse within a day of opening the community. As of the 14th of this month, the cumulative number of posts on Weverse exceeded 240 million, doubling from the previous year. In particular, the total number of posts written by artists for fans, including posts and comments, reached 120,000.
Weverse is a communication platform between fans and artists. Most of the posts written on Weverse were with â#to_â hashtags, in which fans can send âdirect messagesâ to their favorite stars. For hashtags by artist, the BTS group hashtag (#BTS) was the largest with around 1.96 million posts.
It was followed by BLACKPINK’s hashtag â#BLINK_in_Weverse (over 240,000 posts)â to celebrate the openness of their community and ENHYPEN’s hashtag â#CARNIVALwithENGENE (over 230,000 posts)â linked to their second mini. album. (ANI / Global Economy)
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