Who Has Maximum Twitter Followers?

How many Twitter followers do you have? Twitter has become a buzz word of sorts and as everyone is rushing to grab a twitter account and start microblogging, some famous twitterers have gathered a mass following of thousands of followers. Can you guess who has the maximum number of twitter followers… over 65000!

I checked out TwitDir, a Twitter directory where I could find out the top 100 followed people on Twitter. It reveals @Ijustin (of Tasty Blog Snack), @CNN and @Techcrunch (of Techcrunch), @Leolaporte (of Life of Leo) are topping the charts with 65535 followers each (the exact same number of followers, coincidence or is it a bug!). Maybe I should start following one of them and break the synchrony.

As new twitters, you will realize how difficult it is to get even a few followers. And getting thousands of people to follow each word you say and reply to it… is amazing. It makes you a famous netizen by itself. Do you follow me on Twitter.

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Guillermo
Guillermo

I still don’t find any useful thing on Twitter, so I really don’t care how much followers I have.

Ed
Ed

Twitter’s had a lot of hype, and it’s not quite perfect (ex. not planning for more than 65535 followers is just poor planning), but I’ve found it to be useful both for communicating with a number of friends at once, increasing the visibility of sites, and sometimes just gives me a chuckle when my friends post a witty 140 character snippet.

Trisha
Trisha

@Guillermo Twitter’s usefulness (i.e. personal value) is not in how many followers you have anyways – it’s in how many people -you- follow. Think of Twitter as a fancy chat room with only the coolest people. Subscribe to feeds of people you want to be like or want to learn from, and you’ll start seeing the value ;) @Ed And yes, it is excellent for increasing visibility. Somehow, it allows people like me (I’d call myself an underdog) to break through that celebrity wall, AND catch on to things before they become too old to be useful. I didn’t know… Read more »

Ravi Kapoor
Ravi Kapoor

Hi there!

Cool article!

BTW, I need a favor from you buddy.

Can you please tell me, which plugin are you using to have that “Related Articles” at the end of your blog posts?

And yes, I follow YOU on twitter :)

Take care!

Rodzi
Rodzi

Hi Ravi, I think you can check out these 2 plugins that I know of;
1) “Related Posts” plugin by Malov, Lu & Bourne
2) “Darren’s Related Posts” plugin by Darren Chamberlain.

Anybody has any other related plugins?

Torley
Torley

I don’t think that “65,536” was the correct # of top followers! Looking at TwitDir today shows numbers a lot lower. Either a lot were lost, or there was inaccurate counting.

BobCFC
BobCFC

65,536 is the maximum amount you can store using 16bits

(minus 1 because you start at zero)

2,4,6,8,16,32,64,128,256,512,1024,2048,4096,8192,16384,32768,65536

So it’s a programming bug/feature they did to save memory.

BobCFC
BobCFC

oops 6 shouldn’t be there lol

Twitter Ninja
Twitter Ninja

Hey all!

Help the Twitter Ninja climb to the top of Twitter and become the most popular out there!

Thanks so much!!

Dave Malby
Dave Malby

There is quantity and then there is quality of the quantity. I have been on twitter for 3 1/2 weeks and hit over 1000 followers today. I figured out how to easily do it, but so what?

You can follow me if you want, I’ll tell you how, after I ask you why? http://twitter.com/Dave_Malby

jill
jill

Just starting with twitter for my blog. Thanks for the discussion.

Internet Strategist
Internet Strategist

How many followers is optimum would clearly depend on what you’re doing there. It would make more sense to only FOLLOW those who post something you can use immediately – and to get FOLLOWERS who want to know what YOU have to share. It appears to me that would indicate the need for multiple Twitter accounts.

Robert Harper
Robert Harper

Hmm.

Well multiple accounts might suggest some kind of vanity publishing of the highest order, or simply a mild, or otherwise, case of schizophrenia.

My musings may not reach many in the long term, but 6 followers in the first few days and Stephen Fry (http://twitter.com/stephenfry) having been my first (and no I don’t know him personally, in any sense), I am enthralled and delighted at venting like a prolific twit.

Bull3t
Bull3t

I’m guessing the reason it is 65535 is because it is the highest number which can be represented by an unsigned 16 bit binary number. It’s only a guess but it sounds about right. Not sure why there is a limit on Twitter though.

QuickOnlineTips
QuickOnlineTips

Bull3t – that was a nice info on the case of the 65536 number. Thanks.

SierraBell
SierraBell

I followed you.
There is a great new forum for all twitter friends to hang out at: tinyurl.com/twitaculous

continuar
continuar

Come on! Having a real interest in how many followers you have could be, to say the least, awkward. It’s not like you are in a popularity conest (are you?). Even if it is the case, having followers proves nothing at all when it comes to social interaction.

Twitter Loco
Twitter Loco

I didn’t think there was a limit?

I’m pretty sure there are atleast 2 people with over 1,000,000 followers. but not sure.

jmac
jmac

no ahston kutcher has ovr 1 million himself

Nanang
Nanang

Great! Are they use some machine to boost their followers number?

Avi Singh
Avi Singh

Twitter itself has maximum number of followers
Check it out http://twitter.com/twitter

Keziah
Keziah

I think you’re wrong Kim kardashian has 2 million followers

Tajh Jones
Tajh Jones

follow me on twitter @tajhchosen614 or http://twitter.com/TajhChosen614

kaye
kaye

i think barack obama has 3 million plus plus followers..

jacky
jacky

britney spears have the most follower i think so she rock with more than thousands or lakhs of followers and really people love her

Part-time-entrepreneur
Part-time-entrepreneur

either that or perhaps there is a maximum number of followers tou can have on twitter?

Hier klicken
Hier klicken

Wow!I have visited lots of website over the past couple of days. Upon looking at the posts of each I do think that this specific site was the only one who had grabbed the apex of my interest.Well done