Twitter, the 3rd social network website in the world by registered users (over 500 million accounts)  is an online microblogging service that enables its users to send and read text-based posts of up to 140 characters, known as “tweets”. In the top 10 most followed accounts on Twitter, there are only 2 guys (Justin Bieber and Barack Obama) and Youtube, all other 7 positions are held by ladies as shown below:

1. Lady Gaga – @ladygaga (26.828.948 followers)

2. Justin Bieber – @justinbieber (24.689.299 followers)

3. Katy Perry – @katyperry (22.871.751 followers)

4. Rihanna – @rihanna (22.233.345 followers)

5. Britney Spears – @britneyspears (18.475.643 followers)

6. Barack Obama – @BarackObama (17.372.739 followers)

7. Shakira – @shakira (17.067.554 followers)

8. Taylor Swift – @taylorswift13 (16.114.595 followers)

9. Kim Kardashian – @KimKardashian (15.297.736 followers)

10. YouTube – @YouTube (14.239.703 followers)


Note: the number of followers above are valid today: 16/09/2012


Adi Domocos is the Founder of Hot in Social Media. After working for several years in different international companies from Marketing Manager to Country Manager, he decided to launch a site in a field he really loves: Social Media Marketing. He’s a social guy who tries to help and cheer up those around him.