[Numbers] China’s Weibo overtakes Twitter in number of users

by bold-lichterman

  • Weibo : 340 million monthly active users.
  • Twitter : 328 million monthly active users.

Twitter’s main competitor in China, Weibo, delivered results to make Jack Dorsey green with envy in the first quarter of 2017. The company posted revenue of $ 199.2 million, up $ 67. % compared to the same period in 2016. In parallel, its profit, of 46.9 million dollars, increased 561% in the space of one year.

For the first time since its creation, 3 years after Twitter, Weibo has even exceeded the blue bird social network in number of active users per month. The company headed by Gaofei Wang claims a community of 340 million monthly active users, up 30% compared to the same period in 2016, against 328 million monthly active users for Twitter.

The microblogging site surprised analysts with its latest quarterly results, recruiting 9 million new active users per month, an increase of 6% over the period. In addition, despite a turnover of 548 million dollars, down 8%, the social network did better than analysts’ forecasts. Note, although Twitter reduced the amount of its losses to 62 million dollars, the company remains in deficit in the first quarter.

Sources: Twitter, Weibo, Tech in Asia

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