71% of all Internet users are on Facebook and that makes 1.4 billion Facebooks users as we speak. Twitter is a much younger platform incorporated 19th April 2007. Twitter is seen as an accidental social network by most. In terms of opportunities though, Twitter has a lot to offer and it is growing daily. Twitter has now more than 284 million active users at last count from which 88% use Twitter on their mobile. On a single day 500 million tweets are exchanged. In the meantime Twitter has developed to a major platform you cannot ignore and some CEO’s have understood this and have learned to use Twitter to their advantage.

Social CEOs Twitter Top 10

16.7m followers    Bill Gates, Microsoft, @BillGates

4.29m followers   Richard Branson, Virgin, @richardbranson

2.65m followers   Donald Trump, Trump Organisation, @realDonaldTrump

2.6m followers      Jack Dorsey, Square, @jack

1.58m followers    Arianna Huffington, The Huffington Post, @ariannahuff

1.43m followers    Jack Welch, Jack Welch Management Institute, @jack_welch

1.21m followers     Dick Costolo, Twitter, @dickc

1.29m followers    Anand Mahindra, Mahindra Group, @anandmahindra

1.11m followers     Kai-Fu Lee, Innovation Works, @kaifulee

628k followers      Marissa Mayer, Yahoo, @marissamayer

The day Billionaire and investor Warren Buffett joined Twitter, he gained over 1,000 followers per hour. Today he is not only using Twitter to transmit his mood or sporadic thoughts, he can speak and influence +843.000 Twitters around the world following him.

If you would like to read on about the subject there is one article by Nash Riggins from EuropeanCEO ,I would like to recommend. Maybe you have had some great experiences by using Social Media and especially Twitter ? Feel free to drop me a line to share your thoughts.

Courtesy: EuropeanCEO.com |Source: EuropeanCEO | #socialmedia #job #personalbranding #Twitter

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