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Top 10 Social Media Influencers to Follow on Twitter

Top 10 Social Media Influencers to Follow on Twitter

The Internet is an ongoing conservation full of ideas, news and tools. The conversations is always happening and Twitter is a way to participate in the dialogue of exchanging ideas.

For social media marketers, it’s important to tune into the leaders in your field. According to Klout, below are the top 10 “influencers” in social media, and their calculated followers.

These Top 10 social media influencers were calculated over the last 90 days, with Mashable holding the top spot.

1. Mashable – 2,691,685 followers: The largest independent news source covering web culture, social media and tech.

2. Chris Brogan – 199,275 followers: The President of Human Business Works.

3. Mari Smith – 134,008 followers: Social media speaker and author of The New Relationship Marketing and Facebook Marketing: An Hour A Day.

4. Scott Monty – 66,726 followers: Head of social media at Ford Motor Company.

5. Jason Falls – 48,529 followers: Founder of Social Media Explorer and President of Social Media Club Louisville.

6. Gary Vaynerchuk – 913,730 followers: Businessman and author of The Thank You Economy.

7. Sarah Evans – 69,330 followers: Social media correspondent credited for beginning Twitter chats.

8. Reg Saddler – 157,928 followers: Social media correspondent with up-to-date current event news.

9. Scott Stratten – 113,558 followers: President of UnMarketing, author and social media speaker.

10. Social Media Today – 87,658 followers: Publisher of social media content, best practices, tools and social marketing.

Regardless of your opinion on Klout, we hope you embrace this list and participate in online conversations. Let us know what other heavyweights Klout has left out of the social media influencer list!

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15 comments

  1. Hmmm – No Jay Baer, Brian Solis, or Clay Shirky? They’d make my list…in fact, you may have just inspired me to make one!

  2. I was hoping for some fresh faces with a bit of thought leadership.
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  3. This list of influencers is very solid, however their influence stands alone, and was solid before Klout came along.

    Klout is not a game changer.
    Catherine White recently posted..CatherineWPhoto: RT @susanpapazian: @CatherineWPhoto and so say all of us!

  4. This is my first blog post I am reading of yours… and certainly will not be my last. :)

    Great information!

    Thanks

    By the Way.. Does Makeuseof come even somewhat close to reaching the top 10? Everything they write is top notch
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  5. Seeing as how I only have something like 56 followers its amazing to see this many. I think its a numbers game. I’ve followed blindly before but there is still something to be said for someone who has that many followers seeing as how the person with the most is only like 20 million. I’m pretty sure the thing that makes people follow you is very similar to the content that makes you retweet and share.

  6. I recognize 2 of the names and I need about 48,500 more followers to make the list. I guess my heart just isn’t in it.
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  7. I think what distinguishes this list is that their followers probably actually do hang on their every word. It is the smaller accounts with 10,000-20,000 followers who probably have a lot of people who are not actually engaged.
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  8. The top 10 seems to be an interesting group.

  9. Interesting top 10.

  10. Followers are one thing. I would love to see an in-depth study on how many people actually read, share and/or re-tweet the content from a particular social media blogger on a daily or weekly basis. In the end, content is king and good content will determine how much real time people spend on a site.
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