Twitter is still a relevant social media tool and no one knows that more than stars and politicians. It’s still a great way to get your message out to easily distracted masses. Short. Sweet. To the point.
So who is on top these days? Lady Gaga was once queen of twitter but she’s dropped down the list, dethroned by Justin Bieber and Katy Perry. Lady Gaga has dropped down to 3rd place right above President Obama who is holding his own at number four. Looking at the numbers (see below), it’s interesting to see someone like Justin Bieber following more than 100,000 people. He’s also tweeted over 23,000 times, more than anyone else in the top 10. Looking back at the Justin Bieber Marketing Genius post reminds me that Justin still understands how to use social media to stay connected. I think his command of how to connect with his fan base is what has continued to keep him on the radar. No offense, but I don’t think his talent is keeping him at the top of Twitter. It’s truly the way he connects. I mean who wouldn’t want to follow his tidbits of wisdom? His latest post:
Do what u love. Love what u do
Wow! Inspiring isn’t it? Twitter is like that – inspiring!
Tell us who inspires you, who you follow and who you think should be on this list. Is your favorite on the list? If you are a big fan of YouTube or Instagram then you are in luck – they’re on the list at number six and nine respectively.
Here’s the top 10 Twitter users list with followers | following | total tweets listed below (stats provided by twittercounter.com).
1. Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) – 43,754,812 | 121,735 | 23,202
2. Katy Perry (@katyperry)- 41,656,590 | 123 | 4,922
3. Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) – 39,955,636 | 135,174| 3,070
4. Barack Obama (@BarackObama) – 35,800,428 | 658,707 | 9,875
5. Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) – 33,143,094 | 110 | 1,915
6. YouTube (@YouTube) – 32,679,177 | 535 | 8,397
7. Rihanna (@rihanna) – 31,330,927 | 970 | 8,269
8. Britney Spears (@britneyspears) – 31,110,899 | 407,258 | 2,536
9. Instagram (@instagram) – 25,462,168 | 18 | 4,210
10. Justin Timberlake (@jtimberlake) – 24,859,048 | 52 | 1,742