Organized by Weibo,《Weibo StarLight Awards》took place last night in Hong Kong at SKY 100.  The Award night celebrated the excellent performance of celebrities, KOLs, corporates on Weibo platform for the past year all over Hong Kong, Taiwan region, Japan, South East Asia, North America, Europe and Oceania, encouraging them for to advance and excel themselves in the future.   10 top voted hop topics with tremendous views were also announced together with the 10-year Influential awards.   


Monthly active users (MAU) grew to 462 million in 2018

In 2018, Weibo continued to optimize product features, including upgrading hashtag features, connecting hashtag and top search, improving hot topic content and sharing experiences outside Weibo, while continued to deepen cooperation with mobile phone manufacturers, telecom network, and top APP, to enhance and consolidate the unique advantage of Weibo on social communication, social influence and public discussion.

From World Cup, to daily sharings of celebrities, to the instant discussion on different hot topics, Weibo has always been an indispensable and comprehensive platform for hosting, showing the exclusive value to users with increasing appeals to users.  By end of last year, Weibo monthly active users (MAU) have reached to 462 million; with the daily average active users (DAU) of 200 million.


The 10 starlight hot topics in 2018

As the indispensable platform for sharing and interacting, Weibo users have voted their 10 most concerned hot topics in 2018.  They include: World Cup Russia, the first world cup taking place in Russia and Eastern Europe, with France winning again after 20 years, generated 18 billion views on Weibo; Prince Harry getting married to Meghan Markle in St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle in the United Kingdom; World renowned physicist Stephen Hawking died at the age of 76; best-selling Chinese author Louis Cha Jing-yong passed away at the age of 94. Thai cave success rescue of 12 boys and their football coach; Chu Tsin Pui, “the prettiest porter” of Hong Kong has earned lots of weibo fans with her positive and never-say-die attitude; the retirement of Ka-Shing, formally passing the reins to his elder son; the super typhoon Mangosteen widely damage across South East Asia; and launch of Hong Kong's high-speed rail service and Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge shorten the travelling time and distance between Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay and Zhu Hai. 

Top 10 Corporates 

Top 10 Corporates were spotted according to activeness, impact and reach on the Weibo in 2018, they include: B612, FreePeople, Pinkoi, PlayStation, STUART WEITZMAN, All Nippon Airways Co.,Ltd, DealMoon, Hong Kong Tourism Board, Ocean Park Hong Kong and Petronas Marketing (China) Co. Ltd. 


10-Year Influential awards  

10-Year Influential Corporate

Hong Kong Tourism Board

10-Year Influential Media 

Phoenix TV

10-Year Influential People 

Chua Lam (蔡瀾)