Pope, Obama World's Most Influential Leaders On Twitter; Manmohan Singh Nowhere in Scene
Bangalore: Twitter has over three-quarter of the world’s leaders on it, but the leaders like U.S. president Barack Obama and Pope Francis turned out to be world’s most influential leaders on the micro-blogging site, according to the Twiplomacy Study 2013, released by public relations firm Burson-Marsteller. The report also says that the Indian Prime Minister, who joined Twitter in January 2012 has yet to make a noticeable mark.
According to the report, Obama, whose handle is @BarackObama, has 33.5 million followers getting him the crown for having most followers in the world. Obama was the first world leader to join Twitter, and he’s the most followed, the most listed and he also follows a record 661,084 other Twitter users, which includes only two other world leaders.
Pope is at second spot with 7.2 million followers on his nine different twitter accounts with handle @Pontifex. However he’s far more influential than Obama when it comes to number of re-tweets he gets, which is about 11,116 re-tweets for every tweet he sends on his Spanish account. And his English tweets receive on average 8,219 re-tweets.