Weibo Set To Overtake Twitter For User Numbers

The popular Chinese social network Weibo is set to overtake Twitter in terms of user numbers. Weibo currently has 313 million monthly active users, compared to Twitter's 319 million. Weibo is seeing much stronger growth than Twitter, however, meaning it will almost certainly overtake Twitter in the next quarter. Weibo is similar to Twitter, in that it is a micro-blogging social network. However, its userbase is focused very much on China, and it offers several features that Twitter does not, which perhaps explains why it has seen success whilst Twitter has stagnated. For example, Weibo users are better connected and can send one another virtual gifts. Weibo has already surpassed Twitter in terms of monetary worth. It is worth 13 billion US dollars, compared to Twitter which is worth 11.4 billion US dollars.