Which K-Pop Stars Are Most Fun to Follow Online?

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Last week, Korean media was quick to crown Lee Min Ho the most powerful online figure for surpassing 10 million online friends through his Facebook, Twitter, Me2Day, and China’s Weibo channels combined. With over 5 million Facebook “likes” and more than 4 million Weibo followers, as well as 660K Twitter followers and 230K Me2Day friends, Lee Min Ho now tops all Korean celebrities, politicians, businessmen, and athletes in terms of total number of online followers.

But does having the most number of “likes” and “followers” equate to being the most fun and active online? Not necessarily. Lee Min Ho’s Facebook page, for instance, gives constant updates on his activities, but there’s not much “life” in it as most of the photos and messages are uploaded by his agency. Fans do get to see his latest photo shoot or shout out video through these channels, but not many personal messages or selca shots that could help build a friendlier relationship with fans.

In this article, we’ll go over some of the most active K-Pop stars on SNS channels who have used it to their advantage to create better communication channels with their fans. Their tweets or FB posts are not just limited to official photos or schedules – they are more personalized and fun! These celebrities may not necessarily have the most number of followers, but they are definitely some of the most popular figures online for giving fans a chance to get closer and feel more familiar with their favorite stars. Which K-Pop stars do you like the most online?

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FT Island’s Lee Hong Ki

Contrary to his charismatic stage-presence, Lee Hong Ki often displays his softer side through his Twitter posts. With just over 650,000 followers, Lee Hong Ki doesn’t have the biggest presence on Twitter, but he gives constant updates with amusing photos and messages to fellow celebrities – and fans get a glimpse into the personal conversations that take place between these top stars. He also tweets in Japanese a lot of times, creating a friendlier image with his Japanese fans as well. (Lee Hong Ki’s Twitter)

JYJ’s Jaejoong

JYJ’s Jaejoong can’t make a lot of TV appearances because of obvious reasons, but he keeps his communication channel open with his fans through Twitter. He often sends messages to his JYJ members, Junsu and Yoochun, and also shares some of his personal thoughts, such as his fear from getting old. Perhaps that explains why he won the “Shorty Awards” for two years in a row, which picks the celebrities whose “creative Twitter bio, presence on social media and genuine sharing has helped them tell truer stories about their life and effect on pop culture.” (Jaejoong’s Twitter)

Super Junior’s Heechul

Although Heechul enlisted in Korean military last October, the Super Junior member has maintained his online presence and kept his communication channel open through his personal Twitter page. Despite serving as “public service personnel” in the Korean army, Heechul constantly updates his SNS channel with photos taken with other celebrities, or pictures from his childhood. With 1.3 million followers, Heechul has one of the largest followings, and it’s even put him on Twitter’s top trends worldwide in the past.  (Heechul’s Twitter)

Jang Geun Suk

With only 360,000 followers, Jang Geun Suk has the lowest number of followers on this list. But he’s perhaps one of the most active Twitterers among K-Pop stars, often going on a Twitter rampage with multiple messages in short spans. He likes to send direct messages to his fans and post never-before-seen photos regularly on his personal account, and fans have fallen in love with his unexpectedly “Good Old Joe” image online. (Jang Geun Suk’s Twitter)

2NE1’s Dara

The “unofficial spokewoman” for 2NE1, Dara has built her online persona around being the most active and outspoken 2NE1 member on Me2Day. She now has a little over 600K Me2Day friends, but it’s growing at a rapid pace as she constantly updates her page with group activities and behind-the-scenes photos. The frequency of her messages have slowed down a bit lately, but we expect to see her pick it up again once 2NE1 runs their full promotions later this month. (Dara’s Me2Day)

2PM’s Nichkhun

2PM’s Nichkhun is great at using Twitter to directly express his feelings to his fans. Being able to write in four different languages probably help, but he often gets philosophical and educational with his posts. His criticism on Block B’s controversial interview in Thailand helped fans better understand the seriousness of the issue. Also, he recently wrote people not to touch or remove Madame Tussauds wax figures. Check out one his latest “philosophical” entries: “From time to time I look back at my footprints on the path that led me here. They are there to remind me who I was, where I came from, how I got here, what is my destination, and why I’m going down this path. Along with every step are the beautiful people that walked with me and have taught me how to be me simply by being them. For the way I am is just the way ‘you’ are. I thank ‘you.’” (Nichkhun’s Twitter)

Super Junior’s Siwon

Super Junior’s Siwon was the first K-Pop star to pass the 1 million Twitter followers milestone last December. And now in less than six months, he has been able reach 2.15 million Twitter followers, which is the most among all Korean celebrities. Siwon once said, “Twitter is the best platform to directly meet my fans,” and he kept his word by continuously updating his page with photos, messages, and news for his fans to see. He also leaves a lot of messages in English for his international fans, which has only improved his image overseas. Siwon doesn’t make a lot of variety show appearances or has the most outspoken personality among Super Junior members, yet he’s been able to successfully turn his image into a friendly “guy-next-door” by actively engaging with his fans on Twitter. (Siwon’s Twitter)