Twifan.com is a Chinese mashup that searches posts and users on two of China’s microblogging sites, Jiwai.de and Fanfou. Someone there also had a great idea — a comparison of the top 100 most-followed users of Twitter, Jiwai.de, and Fanfou.
As an independently operated webpage, we do not have any direct connection with FanFou and Jiwai.de, so this ranking might be more objective. We have use the public timeline news from Fanfou and Jiwai.de, put them in a database and analyze them. If your name does not appear on the list you may not have updated your posts recently, so we don’t have your material at the current time. Please make some posts and then check back to find your name on the rankings, at which time you might well see it come up.
Unfortunately, Twifan’s great idea doesn’t seem to be operating at the moment. Davetroy is reported as the most popular Twitter user with 11, 758 followers but in fact he currently lists 12, 761 followers. Wanhuai is the current Fanfou user with the most followers: 1493. And the “top users” on Jiwai.de all stopped posting last fall, or are listed as having no followers at all. Hmmm. Maybe someone at Jiwai didn’t like the comparison.
It WAS a nice idea, however. I’m all in favor of more mashups that bring English language and Chinese language data together in real time.