Bermuda’s Top 50 Twitter List For July 2017

June 30, 2017

[Written by Don Burgess]

‘Fake news’ was a big issue in the last US general election. According to the Washington Post, Twitter is looking at adding a feature that would let users notify the company about “tweets that contain misleading, false or harmful information.”

It probably won’t happen before the Bermuda general election, but we could certainly use it. Already there is an account mocking one prominent Bermudian politician with disgusting and vile tweets. That’s an account that would definitely be flagged and probably removed.

America’s Cup

They say all boats rise with the tide and that was mostly true with the America’s Cup Twitter accounts. The official account AC account @AmericasCup added 26,000 followers for the event going from 101,000 to 127,000.

The team accounts that had made Bermuda home before last year — Oracle Team USA [@OracleTeamUSA], Artemis Racing [@Artemisracing] and SoftBank Team Japan [@SoftBankTeamJPN] all saw thousands of followers added to their accounts over the past three months.

Official AC sponosors that were on the list — The Hamilton Princess [@PrincessBermuda] and Gosling’s Rum [@TheBlackSeal] had modest increases of a couple of hundred, but did benefit from added exposure.

The surge of the AC accounts also helped create movement in the Bermuda Top 50 Twitter list. The America’s Cup regained third spot from Don Burgess while Softbank Team Japan jumped nine spots into 42nd.

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Christian apologist Ledrew Fox swapped places with reggae star Collie Buddz in the top 10.

World reigning triathlete champion Flora Duffy continues to gain fans as she moves from 30th to 27th.

Next quarter’s rankings could see a major shakeup as the AC departs Bermuda and depending on where the three teams decide to home base for the next campaign. Standing just outside the Top 50 and could make it on the list is author Cathy West, Jennie Doidge, Reuters journalist Emma Farge and PowerGirl Trina.

Person and Twitter Handle – July

  • 1 – John Layfield – @jclayfield – 671,758
  • 2 – Dr. Cindy Trimm – @Cindytrimm – 199,411
  • 3 – America’s Cup – @Americascup – 127,271
  • 4 – Don Burgess – @DonBurgess_ – 110,121
  • 5 – Ledrew Fox – @ledrew – 74,109
  • 6 – Collie Buddz – @CollieBuddz – 73,101
  • 7 – Oracle Team USA – @OracleTeamUSA – 60,472
  • 8 – Duddley Duddley – @TheRealduddley – 38,772
  • 9 – Nahki Wells – @nahkiwells – 31,605
  • 10 – Webster Butler – @Websterbda – 29,772
  • 11 – Fiyah Marshall – @fiyahmarshall – 26,834
  • 12 – Devaune Ratteray – @devauneratteray – 26,802
  • 13 – Shaun Goater – @OfficialSGoater – 25,806
  • 14 – Bermuda Tourism – @Bermuda – 24,281
  • 15 – Carina Azevedo – @Platinum_bonita – 23,925
  • 16 – Artemis Racing – @Artemisracing – 23,293
  • 17 – Clare O’Connor – @Clare_OC – 19,508
  • 18 – Chubb – @chubb – 19,405
  • 19 – Shioni Turini – @shionat – 18,495
  • 20 – Thirdstory – @wearethirdstory – 15,502
  • 21 – Bernews – @Bernewsdotcom – 13,613
  • 22 – XL Catlin – @XLCatlin – 13,032
  • 23 – The Royal Gazette – @theroyalgazette – 11,069
  • 24 – Gosling’s Rum – @TheBlackSeal – 10,723
  • 25 – DJ Vibes – @DJvibesBDA – 8,292
  • 26 – DJ Genie – @djgenie – 7,475
  • 27 – Flora Duffy – @floraduffy – 7,395
  • 28 – We Are Bermuda – @wearebermuda – 7,053
  • 29 – Will Black – @willblackrockz – 7,038
  • 30 – Bermuda News – @NewsOfBermuda – 6,909
  • 31 – Mishka – @Mishkamusic – 6,718
  • 32 – Hamilton Princess – @PrincessBermuda – 6,583
  • 33 – Tyler Butterfield – @tybutterfield – 6,280
  • 34 – BERMEMES – @BERMEMES – 6,086
  • 35 – Heather Nova – @nova_says – 6,066
  • 36 – Fairmont Southampton – @fairmontsouth – 6,058
  • 37 – Bermuda Cricket Board – @cricketbermuda – 5,647
  • 38 – Walt E Bobs – @Walt_E_Bobs – 5,268
  • 39 – Gideon Kigotho – @Kigotho – 4,977
  • 40 – Forever Bermuda – @ForeverBermuda – 4,884
  • 41 – Bermuda.com – @Bermudadotcom – 4,746
  • 42 – SoftBank Team Japan – @SoftBankTeamJPN – 4,726
  • 43 – DJ Stlyez – @80minassassin – 4,516
  • 44 – Nothing to do in Bermuda – @ntdiBermuda – 4,225
  • 45 – Stuart Lambert – @BDASpiritWalker – 4,102
  • 46 – Reggie Lambe – @reggienaldo – 4,032
  • 47 – Twanee – @MissTwanee – 3,955
  • 48 – Kidd Clazzic – @itsClazzic – 3,935
  • 49 – Artemis.bm – @Artemisbm – 3,873
  • 50 – Joanne Ball-Burgess – @jo1Bermudian – 3,502

Don Burgess is the Executive Officer of the Media Council of Bermuda and is the former deputy editor of the Bermuda Sun newspaper who has earned certifications in social media and inbound marketing through Hootsuite, HubSpot and Lern Univeristy. If you have a Twitter following of more than 3,300 and have a Bermuda connection and were not on this list, please e-mail Don Burgess at dburgesspb@gmail.com.

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