Shiba Inu has surpassed Dogecoin by number of followers on Twitter, one of the most popular social media platforms.
At press time, the official Twitter account of Shiba Inu has 3.44 million followers compared to Dogecoin's 3.43 million.
The official Twitter account tweeted out a message of support for the "best community ever" in celebration of the milestone.
According to FollowerAudit, a popular Twitter analytics tool, around 10% of Shiba Inu's followers are fake. For comparison, around 8.7% of Dogecoin's followers are bogus. The original meme coin also has more active followers compared to Shiba Inu. As reported by U.Today, Shiba Inu surpassed Ethereum by the number of Twitter followers back in November.
Solana (SOL) and Polygon (MATIC) are among the most popular cryptocurrencies on Twitter. Both of them have more than a million followers.
Notably, Baby Doge, another popular Dogecoin knock-off, has a whopping 1.4 million followers.
Shiba Inu inches closer to flipping Dogecoin
After flipping Dogecoin by market cap for the first time back in October, Shiba Inu is now on track to do it once again.
As reported by U.Today, the price of Shiba Inu soared by more than 30% on Sunday, which allowed it to climb to 12th place on CoinMarketCap, surpassing Avalanche and Polygon.
Shiba Inu is now within striking distance of flipping Dogecoin once again.