He had 97 million followers at the time. For Twitter, this is just the latest effort to restore trust with users. The likes of Katy Perry 110 million followers and Rihanna 89 million followers could see their Twitter cred slide significantly more than that as about 6 percent of the total combined follower count permanently vanishes. Only Katy Perry, with 108. President Donald Trump and former President Barack Obama lost huge numbers of Twitter followers Thursday as the social media company began its promised purge of millions of locked and inactive accounts. Members of the site could also create blogs, post photos, and form groups through the website, but each member must publish limited biographical profile and no more than one photo. Congratulations , the first to reach 100 million followers! He says he lost 200,000 of his 4 million followers.
Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin, an Illinois Democrat, boasts a Twitter account with only 11 per cent 'fake' followers, a number matched by Minority Whip John Cornyn, a Texas Republican. You can see the quotes from Obama bolded in the official transcript below. What are these accounts no longer being counted as followers? Boehner was quite active with his questions from the outset. Social media analytics firm Keyhole tracked the impact of the purge on the 100 most popular Twitter accounts. The website included online tools that allowed members to identify neighbors that the Obama campaign thought might be potential backers and then report back on any resulting conversations. Trump often tweets multiple times a day, commonly using his realDonaldTrump account to attack the media and political opponents. Heck, he probably could have just spent the day recruiting like Nick Saban probably did.
As of May 25, 2010, 48% of Obama's followers resided outside of the United States and 47% were female. Based on its rate of adoption, Twitter will have a complementary role to other communication efforts that is more significant in Obama's than in prior elections. Michelle Obama's complaints about Americans' diet and exercise are falling on deaf ears, at least among the 71 per cent of her Twitter followers who aren't tuning in The difference between fake followers and 'real' ones is comprised of 'inactive' accounts, which may relate to real people but no longer send tweets with any regularity. During his 2008 campaign the account was intermittently the world's most followed. A MailOnline analysis ranks his sizable Twitter following as the most deceptive total among the 21 most influential accounts run by American politicians: More than 19. Tweets from the President are signed -bo.
The hacker the password of a Twitter administrator's account, gaining access to other accounts to which he then changed the passwords, and subsequently offered access to accounts upon request at Digital Gangster. According to discussants on the , Obama has 5000 times as much social media influence as Romney; however, according to , Obama only has 12 times as much social media influence. Mounting attention to the issue may have forced the company to address the problem and boost its credibility. Rihanna, with 86 million followers is No. Archived from on June 11, 2012. The internet has experienced this kind of bloodbath before.
For feedback, please email us at. Twitter has 336 million users who log in each month. Katy Perry was one of the biggest losers in the Great Twitter Follower Purge of 2018, losing about 2. The company said the move would affect about six per cent of follower counts across the service and the most popular accounts in followers over the next week. As Twitter stops counting tens of millions of followers to crack down on fraudulent and suspicious activity, everyday folks will take a hit to their follower counts, too. When the White House tweets.
It is his official account, although he also tweeted through WhiteHouse which is usually used by the presidential administration, while BarackObama was for his election campaign staff. Others are unwittingly followed by accounts that have gone dormant. Archived from on July 10, 2012. Speaking at a leadership forum in India in December, Obama shared advice on how to use Twitter wrapped in a not-so-subtle dig at the current man in the Oval Office. . My last ask is the same as my first. Such an accusation was leveled at Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney in 2012.
Barack Obama's Twitter account BarackObama is the official account on social networking site for former , and has been used for his election efforts. Obama's usage of the wider Internet has often since been compared to and 's adaption of the radio and television mediums respectively in the history of communication between the White House and the American Public. Bieber hit 100 million followers a couple months later. Distraught users begged the company to stop decimating follower counts as socially media savvy celebrities such as Justin Bieber mourned the loss of millions of followers. Most people likely saw a drop of four followers or fewer, according to Twitter. Microsoft cofounder and philanthropist Bill Gates lost nearly 900,000 followers, while basketball star LeBron James' follower count dropped by 880,000.
His Twitter use has also stirred controversy, particularly for tweets alleging widespread voter fraud without evidence , accusing Obama of wiretapping Trump Tower without evidence and attacking Morning Joe host Mika Brzezinski. About 37 per cent of them aren't real, and another 38 per cent aren't active on Twitter One British company called Buy More Followers advertises online that it offers 'a wide range of packages,' providing as many as 100,000 artificial but 'real looking' Twitter followers for a relatively modest £189. It is painfully, obviously fake. Twitter's own account wasn't immune either: It shed more than 12% of its followers, or about 7. TwitterAudit is not affiliated with Twitter in any way.
He estimates that more than 200,000 events were organised through the website. This score is based on number of tweets, date of the last tweet, and ratio of followers to friends. Obama's account ranked sixth in terms of followers with 16. Obama is also the subject of various debates on Twitter. The hackers were unfamiliar with Twitter and started their hoax messages with BarackObama, thus only making the message appear in the Twitter timelines of those who follow both Fox News and the Presidential account.