While John McCain is still learning how to use email (we’re not kidding), his U.S. Presidential competition has completely mastered the micro-blogging service Twitter. This month, American presidential candidate Barack Obama dethroned Kevin Rose from Digg.com and became the most popular person on Twitter.
Barack Obama Is Now #1 On Twitter
According to Twitterholic, a website that measures the “followers” of Twitter accounts, Barack Obama is the most followed person on Twitter and now has over 58,000 followers. Obama’s closest Twitter competitor is still Kevin Rose with 56k followers. Robert Scoble, CNN’s Breaking News account and Leo Laporte help round out the top 10.
Wait, Where’s John McCain?
Someone not in the Twitterholic top 10… John McCain. In fact, McCain isn’t even in the top 100. The only serious McCain Twitter account we found has a little over 1,000 followers. A truly pitiful showing for someone who is running for president of the United States.
Twitter 101 Tutorial
Here’s a 101 primer on Twitter and tips on how to explain it. If you have access to John McCain, then please print this article for him. You can’t email it because he doesn’t have an email account… yet. Tutorial: How to Explain Twitter to Your Grandma
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