8:57 am in Uncategorized by Liz Berry
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Yesterday I reported on The Twitter popularity of Candidates. Today I decided to investigate other candidates and pundits and personalities and their corresponding twitter popularity
This is what I found:
President Obama https://twitter.com/#!/barackobama is the champion of the politicians with over 12 million followers: 12, 276, 394
But perhaps to put the president’s 12, 276, 394 into perspective. We might note that Kim Kardashian beats him by almost 700,000 followers. Ms. Kardashian has 12, 928,641 twitter followers. http://twitter.com/kimkardashian. Does that mean that she should be our next president?
Newt Gingrich https://twitter.com/#!/newtgingrich has 1,433,224 followers
Sarah Palin https://twitter.com/#!/sarahpalin has 728, 895 followers
Jon Stewart http://twitter.com/thedailyshow has 622, 147 followers.
Mitt Romney https://twitter.com/#!/mittromney has 313, 472 followers (half as many as Palin and more than four times less than Gingrich.
Speaker Boehner http://twitter.com/speakerboehner has 272,846 followers.
Ron Paul http://twitter.com/ronpaul has 223, 309 followers
Nancy Pelosi http://twitter.com/nancypelosi has 152, 676 followers.
Bill O’Reilly http://twitter.com/oreillyfactor has 133,288 followers.
Bernie Sanders http://twitter.com/senatorsanders has 89,045 followers
Eric Cantor http://twitter.com/EricCantor has 58,054 followers.
Rachel Maddow http://twitter.com/maddowblog has 55,300 followers
Rick Perry https://twitter.com/#!/teamrickperry has 25,190 followers
Alan Grayson http://twitter.com/alangrayson has 24,404 followers
Harry Reid http://twitter.com/HarryReid has 7,553 followers
Chris Matthews http://twitter.com/MSNBC_CMatthews has 6,003 followers.
Green Party USA http://twitter.com/gpus has 2,462 followers
Jill Stein http://twitter.com/jillstein2012 has 1,866 followers
Justice Party USA http://twitter.com/justicepartyusa has 461 followers
It’s interesting to see who these people follow as well. While most of them follow several hundred people, there are some such as Eric Cantor, who only follow 20 people—what does that say about them?