PM Modi is the third most followed leader on Twitter

Union minister Sushma Swaraj is the most followed foreign minister worldwide, says the study

GN Bureau | April 29, 2015


#narendra modi   #sushma swaraj   #narendra modi twitter followers   #narendra modi obama   #barack obama  

While prime minister Narendra Modi is among the top five in the 'most followed' and 'most influential people' list on Twitter, union external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj is the most followed foreign minister worldwide with 24,38,228 followers . A study by a global public relation and communication firm Burson Marsteller revealed this in the Twiplomacy Study 2015.

READ full report here
 
Most followed world leaders 2015





Going by the study, with 10,902,910 followers PM Modi is the third most followed world leaders. US president Barack Obama tops the list with 56,933,515 followers. Pope Francis comes second with 19,580,910 followers. 

Sushma Swaraj is far ahead of Abdullah Bin Zayed, the foreign minister of the United Arab Emirates @ABZayed (1,608,831 followers) and Turkey’s Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu (@MevlutCavusoglu) with only 376,429 followers.

The five most followed world leaders have one thing in common: they have discovered Twitter as a powerful one-way broadcasting tool; they are only following a handful of other world leaders, if any, and are hardly conversational which is almost impossible, given the sheer size of their audience.

Most influential world leaders 2015




The study also says that while Obama is still the most followed world leader, Pope Francis is more influential with 9,929 retweets for every tweet he sends on his Spanish account and 7,527 retweets on average on his English account. Saudi Arabia’s King Salman is in the second position, averaging 4,419 retweets per tweet, largely helped by his tweet sent on the day of his accession to the throne which was retweeted more than 360,000 times. Venezuela’s President is in the third place, receiving a phenomenal 3,198 retweets per tweet on average, strangely his tweets are favourited ten times less. Obama and Modi are on fourth and fifth position respectively, in the 'most influential world leaders' list.

    

   

Comments

 

Other News

Dying cultural expressions

Every year since 2000, February 21 is observed as International Mother Language Day by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO). It is to celebrate linguistic and cultural diversity, and multilingualism.

Need for state laws for compulsory registration of marriages

Indian women marrying NRIs, glamorous though it sounds, has recently become a cause of serious concern. The reason for this is the alarmingly high rates of desertion of women marrying NRIs, said a blog posted on the Niti Aayog website.    The blog ‘NRI: Non Reliabl

The rot at the top

CBI is supposed to be the last resort to catch the corrupt after all other options have not yielded the desired result. But, who will now tackle corruption now that two of the former top officials of the premier investigating agency are themselves facing charges.   India is s

Demonetisation is short-term challenges for long-term gains: Usha Ananthasubramanian

Post demonetisation, what are the challenges faced by banks? Post demonetisation, the major challenges are retention of CASA [current account, savings account] deposits, deployment of these funds, impact of spurt/decline in low-cost deposits on MCLR [marginal cost of fund

Universal Basic Income: The way forward

9.44 The irresistible force of even as powerful an idea as UBI will run into the immovable object of a resistant, pesky reality. So, what is the way forward, always remembering that the yardstick for assessment is not whether UBI can be perfect or faultless but only whether it can impr

Should action be taken against hospitals which have hiked the heart surgery cost?

Should action be taken against hospitals which have hiked the heart surgery cost?

Video

चुनावी माहौल में वाराणसी के अस्सी घाट से एक रिपोर्ट
Digital Transformation Summit

Current Issue

Opinion

Facebook    Twitter    Google Plus    Linkedin    Subscribe Newsletter

Twitter