Bermuda’s Top 50 Twitter List For July 2015

August 4, 2015

[Written by Don Burgess]

Nasty comments were the hot topic on Social Media in July.

The latest incident was involving Jillionaire and his impolite remarks about Bermuda on Twitter, Instagram and Bermuda. There were easily more than 1,000 responses to what he posted, almost all of it aimed right back at him.

His statements were reposted dozens of times by other which then started their own comment streams.

Jillionaire then did the one of the biggest public relations blunders you can do in a crisis situation when he took down what he posted, which then sparked a further outcry. Then people started commenting on other posts he made, further spreading the damage.

On to more positive news, the Bermuda Tourism Authority has changed its name on both its Twitter and Instagram accounts. They have dropped the @GoToBermuda and have claimed @Bermuda for the brand.

Glenn Jones, director of Public and Stakeholder Relations, told Bernews, “We are very excited to officially change our Twitter account to @Bermuda. The Bermuda Tourism Authority collaborated with Twitter to secure the new name over the past year because in 2011 when the Department of Tourism joined Twitter the @Bermuda account was already claimed.

“This new change will make it simpler for the digital world to search and discover the news shared about the Island. The entire marketing team is thrilled to move forward with @Bermuda as our official home on Twitter, in line with a similar account name change on Instagram [also @Bermuda].”

For the Bermuda Top 50 Twitter List, Nothing To Do In Bermuda reclaimed a spot on the rankings and world champion Xterra triathlete Flora Duffy dropped down two notches to 52.

The top five remain the same with Fox Commentator and former WWE champion John Layfield at number one followed by Collie Buddz, Dudley Freedom, Ledrew Fox and Devaune Ratteray.

The numbers for this report was taken on July 28.

If you have a Twitter following of more than 2,600 and were not on this list, please e-mail Don Burgess at dburgesspb@gmail.com.

Person and Twitter handle – July

  1. John Layfield @jclayfield – 644,185
  2. Collie Buddz @CollieBuddz  - 70,043
  3. Dudley Freedom @dudleyfreedom  - 55,451
  4. Ledrew Fox @ledrew  - 34,211
  5. Devaune Ratteray @devauneratteray – 29,085
  6. Fiyah Marshall @fiyahmarshall  - 28,130
  7. Don Burgess @DonBermuda – 25,975
  8. Carina Azevedo @Platinum_bonita  - 23,964
  9. Nahki Wells @nahkiwells  - 22,767
  10. Bermuda Tourism @Bermuda  - 16,394
  11. Elbow Beach Cycles @Bermudascooter 15,525
  12. Shaun Goater @OfficialSgoater – 15,382
  13. Shiona Turini @shionat – 15,050
  14. Clare O’Connor @Clare_OC – 13,418
  15. Webster Butler @Websterbda – 12,735
  16. Bernews @bernewsdotcom  - 11,996
  17. Ace Group @ACEGroup – 11,848
  18. Shawn Harvey @bscja – 9,002
  19. The Royal Gazette @theroyalgazette – 8,933
  20. Gosling’s Rum @TheBlackSeal  - 8,669
  21. Will Black @willblackrockz  - 8,389
  22. DJ Vibes @lifestyles103 – 8,431
  23. XL Catlin @XLCatlin – 8,332
  24. Vibe 103 @Vibe103  - 7,471
  25. DJ Genie @djgenie  - 7,081
  26. Bermuda Sun @BDASun  - 6,680
  27. Twanee @MissTwanee – 6,629
  28. Mishka @Mishkamusic – 6,368
  29. Bermuda News @NewsOfBermuda – 6,043
  30. Heather Nova @nova_says  - 5,470
  31. Tyler Butterfield @tybutterfield  - 5,456
  32. Fairmont Southampton @fairmontsouth – 5,357
  33. BERMEMES @BERMEMES  - 4,775
  34. Forever Bermuda @ForeverBermuda – 4,736
  35. Gideon Kigotho @Kigotho – 4,468
  36. DjStylez @80minassassin – 4,363
  37. Kidd Clazzic @itsClazzic – 4,298
  38. Hamilton Princess @PrincessBermuda 4,242
  39. Nikki Butterfield @nikbutterfield – 3,628
  40. Walt E Bobs @Walt_E_Bobs – 3,352
  41. Stuart Lambert @BDASpiritWalker – 3,311
  42. Bermuda.com @Bermudadotcom  - 3,231
  43. Reggie Lambe @reggienaldo  - 3,071
  44. Carlos Ferreira @carlosf0527  - 3,000
  45. Bermuda Cricket Board @cricketbermuda 3,043
  46. Jennie Doidge @jennie_Lynnexo – 2,990
  47. Lennon Bermuda @BermudaLennon – 2,879
  48. Cathy West @cathwest  - 2,650
  49. Cricket Bermuda @vCricketBE  - 2,640
  50. Nothing to Do in Bermuda @ntdiBermuda – 2,597

Don Burgess is the former deputy editor of the Bermuda Sun newspaper who has a strong interest in social media.

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  1. Bermygreen says:

    I have 335, but that’s because I mostly tweet irrelevant nonsense.

    • PBanks says:

      Not bad, still. If that cat’s twitter account could shoot through the roof, there’s hope for us all.

    • ZuperDuper says:

      @Bermygreen, irrelevant nonsense? that is right up my alley. What’s your handle, brah?