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Who are the top Korean stars on Twitter in 2016?

By alice101   Tuesday, December 6, 2016   59,290   10,730   0
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A lot of things happened in Korea this past year, and as always, Twitter was the platform to talk about anything and everything. Twitter Korea has released their official lists of the most talked about issues and people for the year 2016! 

SEE ALSO: [OP-ED] How SoundCloud is Changing the Korean Music Scene as We Know It


Top 10 Keywords of 2016:


Choi Soon-Sil related keywords were the most mentioned this year, and as expected, K-Pop continues to be popular among Twitter users. The Sewol Ferry incident, although it took place nearly 3 years ago, was also in the Top 10. Here are the top 10 keywords: 



1. Choi Soon-Sil Gate

2. BTS

3. EXO

4. GOT7

5. TWICE

6. Sewol Ferry

7. Election

8. U.S. Election

9. Filibuster

10. Rio Olympics



Top 10 Keywords in music category:





1. BTS

2. EXO

3. GOT7

4. TWICE

5. G-Friend

6. INFINITE

7. Girls' Generation

8. IOI

9. Red Velvet

10. BASTARZ





Korea 2016 Golden Tweet:


This year's 'Golden Tweet' -- the most retweeted tweet -- goes to BTS again! The group's November 20 tweet from '2016 Melon Music Awards' has been tweeted more than 190,000 times. They also had the golden tweet of 2015.




People with the most followers:


Idol stars continue to have the most number of followers. G-Dragon tops the list and overthrows Siwon, who reigned supreme on Twitter for many years. They were followed by Donghae, Nichkhun, Psy, BTS, Yesung, Leeteuk, BoA, and Suzy. The 2015 list can be found here.







Firsts on Twitter Korea


Various 'Firsts on Twitter' also occurred this year. BTS was the first K-Pop star to have a special emoji for hashtag, creating over 39 million tweets! 



BTS and 'SK Telecom' also did another 'First on Tweet,' having a CF video on its timeline for the first 24 hours! 




Congrats to everyone who made it on this year's various lists!

  1. Moon Hee Jun
  2. Nichkhun
  3. G-Dragon
  4. EXO
  5. INFINITE
  6. Suzy
  7. Girls' Generation
  8. Leeteuk
  9. Yesung
  10. Donghae
  11. Psy
  12. BoA
  13. (Bangtan Boys) BTS
  14. GOT7
  15. Red Velvet
  16. G-Friend (Girlfriend)
  17. BASTARZ
  18. TWICE
  19. IOI
  20. twitter
  21. twitter korea


Elisabeth_V_M Friday, December 9, 2016

BTS <3

CeCe_X_Yehet Wednesday, December 7, 2016

EXO SLAY

Fairy01 Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Twitter kings.

Gotse7enn Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Happy to see Got7!! wow this is bts's year.

BASHER Wednesday, December 7, 2016

yey happy to see EXO.

zmfjszl Wednesday, December 7, 2016

BTS and GOT7 get that Love

yungxin Wednesday, December 7, 2016

one more thing u said u hate fanwars right yet you're commenting on them DELUSIONAL.

yungxin Wednesday, December 7, 2016

oh god can u guys just stop firing random shit with each other n i mean exo-ls and armies its annoying. Cant you guys just work it out. they both made it just be happy for them

Penguinee Wednesday, December 7, 2016

YEY! EXO IS HERE EVEN IF THEY DONT HAVE A TWITTER ACCOUNT! KINGS! :)

choi_an_ni Wednesday, December 7, 2016

And people still question why they won Daesang?! LOL

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