Ever since its introduction, Twitter has taken the world by storm. The micro blogging craze is only growing the popularity of the site and why not; the platform not only connects the people across the globe but also gives an opportunity to raise a voice that is sure to be heard. Let’s look into the top profiles that have the potential to influence, inspire and/or entertain a wide range of audiences with just 140 characters. Here are the top 10 sensational people on Twitter worth noticing and perhaps even following.
10. Lolo Jones:
The 29 year old Olympic hurdler has been recently making news for her witty tweets and charismatic interface with her fans on the Twitter bandwagon. The virgin athlete’s self effacing comedy has made her the new Twitter celebrity. In addition, with around 8,500 tweets Lolo has gained a good number of followers.
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9. Roger Ebert:
Roger Joseph Ebert, a renowned American screenwriter and film critic, is a regular Twitter user with as many as 27,426 tweets and counting. His endless perspectives and intelligent observations keep his followers interested especially in his opinions and views, relying on his appreciation or resentment towards a film. Beside, tweeting articles related to his niche and his own blog posts, Roger also embarks on the subject of political affairs, sharing pieces of writing by political experts and commenting sarcastically on them.
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8. Paulo Coelho:
The writer’s interaction with his fans has always been dynamic and the world of twitter is no exception. The much loved author of The Alchemist has more than 15,000 tweets with nearly 5 million followers. His inspirational thoughts and quotes are often re-tweeted by many. In the Twitter zone, he is one of the most read novelists among all.
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7. Rachel Maddow:
Television host and author Rachel Maddow is famous for her political news show titled ‘The Rachel Maddow Show’ on MSNBC. Rachel regularly tweets her views and opinions on political affairs around the world while focusing on national stories which are well esteemed by her 2 million plus followers.
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6. Ryan Seacrest:
Television and radio host Ryan Seacrest has his touch on the rhythms of pop ethnicity which is certainly valued by more than 7 million Twitter fans and followers. Besides co-hosting the famous reality TV series ‘American Idol’ he also has his own radio show ‘On Air with Ryan Seacrest’. He also runs a NGO for enhancing the quality of children’s life suffering from illness and injuries.
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5. Russell Brand:
The eccentric British actor and outspoken comedian has been one of the most sensational people on Twitter for his crafty wordplay and quick wit. His humorous statements have made more than 5 million followers in Twitter. Russell Brand was first introduced to the American viewers in the 2008 film, ‘Forgetting Sarah Marshall’ and from there on he has been amusing the global audiences with his great sense of humor.
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4. Conan O’Brien:
After his controversial exit from the late night talk show, Conan O’Brien shifted to Twitter whose profile once laughably stated, “I had a show. Then I had a different show. Now I have a Twitter account”. The comedian cum writer never leaves a slight chance to amuse his army of followers. One of the most amazing tweeters, Conan O’Brien is really a show stealer both online and on-screen.
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3. Oprah Winfrey:
The actress, producer and the former TV host of her own talk show, ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show’, Oprah has not only managed to enhance her popularity but has also developed a strong likeness in the public eye. She has been using her Twitter account to share inspirational thoughts and interact with the people. With more than 12 million followers, her popularity is self explanatory.
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2. Stephen Fry:
Stephen Fry’s Twitter account is perhaps one of the oldest celebrity accounts. The actor cum writer cum comedian is very active on the social networking circuit and has been continuing to amuse his humble 4 million followers in a humorous way. His witty tweets have gained him many loyal followers who timely express their love for him in a similar comical style.
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1. Barack Obama:
Twitter has been a connecting link between the citizens and the President of the United States of America. Although Barack Obama’s twitter account is primarily managed by his campaign staff, the president often tweets himself to his 17 million followers on hot topics including recent news, support for equality etc. With the presidential election on the corner, this twitter account is likely to be browsed frequently for the latest updates in the President’s campaign trial. He must be hoping to remain ahead of Mitt Romney just like he is here in the list of the most sensational people on Twitter.
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