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Twitter announced today that they are going to go public. Most new this was bound to happen yet few new when. Linkedin did it and did it well. Facebook did it and made a complete mess of it. Now Twitter feels the time is right for them to raise even more money through a public offering.
I think the Twitter public offing is going to eclipse them all. I see Google type numbers with this one. Why you may ask? Well for one, Twitter has something it can do that neither LinkedIn nor Facebook can do. Give ordinary people like you and me the power to make or break news, initiate commerce and have a following of millions. And all of this can be done with a mobile phone in 140 characters or less.
I really think it will be the largest public offering ever for a tech company. I could be wrong but I just think there is so much potential for Twitter and their are still so many millions of folks that are still not using it that the sky is the limit.
So congrats to you Twitter on your announcement. I just hope there is a way I can take advantage of the stock when it is offered.
All the best
Gaga is still the Queen of all Twitter at just over 31 million followers but not by much, Justin Bieber is right behind her at just over 30 million followers. These two have amassed over 20 million Twitter followers in just over one year. Check them out back in 2011 when they just reached 10 million followers (Twitter 10 Million Follower Club: Barack, Britney, Katy & Kim)
One thing that has also changed is the Klout status of Justin Bieber. Back in 2011 he was at 100% , 10 percentage points above Lady Gaga. Justin’s influence has dropped down to 91% and Gaga has grown hers to 93% over the last year. Not sure why this has happened but chances are Justin is just in an influence slump and all the Twitter Monsters of Gaga are paying more attention to her Twitter feed.
One the heels of these two Twitter powerhouses is one Katy Perry at just over 29 million. Rihanna and our POTUS, Barack Obama round out the top 5. One person who has dropped almost out of the top 10 is Ms. Kim K but that is not surprising do to her sham of a marriage going bust.
The more Twitter’s influence makes its way to those who follow, the more one should consider how to study and mimic these Twitter superstars. Having millions of Twitter followers doesn’t mean a hill a beans unless they act on what you say and react to what you tell them to do.
It only took one year for these influencers to triple their Twitter followers, lets see how fast it takes them to reach the 50 million follower mark. My guess is that we have not yet seen the ultimate power of how Twitter reaches the masses. Lets just hope those of us who follow will learn from the best and become better Twitter influencers ourselves.
|Position||Screen Name||Followers||Klout Score||Klout up/down|
|1||Lady Gaga (ladygaga)||31,733,537||93||Up +3|
|2||Justin Bieber (justinbieber)||30,903,628||91||Down -9|
|3||Katy Perry (katyperry)||29,580,037||91||Up +2|
|5||Barack Obama (BarackObama)||24,007,556||99||Up +12|
|6||Britney Spears (britneyspears)||22,220,275||96||Up +10|
|7||Taylor Swift (taylorswift13)||21,383,414||90||Up|
|10||Kim Kardashian (KimKardashian)||16,712,109||88||Down -3|
All the best
Ford has gone one step closer to putting the icing on the cake, with the marketing of the Ford Focus for 2012. Check out the video below see how they got Charm City Cakes to create a masterpiece in the shape of the all-new 2012 Ford Focus, complete with working head and tail lights. Guests were able to tweet using the hashtag #FordTweetingCake and the cake would speak the tweet.