In a tight, non-politically driven race, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (5.01-million) has now overtaken the White House (4.99-million) in Twitter followers, to become the fifth-most followed politician in the world. Unlike the White House tweets, Modi sidelines quotes and instead concentrates on enacting positive change through his 140-word imposed limit.
Had fruitful meetings with CMs & detailed presentations with Ministers & Officials. Together we will take India to greater heights.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) June 26, 2014
By way of comparison, here’s a typical White House tweet.
“Cynicism is popular these days, but hope’s better.” —President Obama — The White House (@WhiteHouse) June 26, 2014
These statistics, along with many others have been combined into a mega who’s who list of popular political figures and institutions, care of the Twiplomacy data-scraping tool and global PR firm Burson-Marsteller.
Modi uses Twitter as a power tool to broadcast his messages,” says the study, which also lists the top most followed politicians in the world including US President Barack Obama (43-million), Pope Francis (14-million) and Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (5-million).
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