Who's Following the Most People on Twitter in the World? A Canadian Startup We All Know

Everyone always talks about which Twitter users have the most followers. It's been the same for a while now: Lady Gaga is number one, while Canada's own Justin Bieber ranks second. It hasn't changed in quite some time and probably won't for many months.

But there's been a shift in who's following the most users on Twitter. For a while, it was US president Barack Obama, who's now in a neck-to-neck race with Threadless. But he is leagues behind the new champion: Vancouver startup HootSuite Media.

HootSuite, which is now valued at up to $500 million, is following nearly 800,000 people (it has over 2.6 million followers). Yoko is not far behind, following 786,000 people (she has 2.2 million followers).

San Francisco, California, United States

Twitter is a privately funded startup with offices in the SoMA neighborhood of San Francisco, CA. Started as a side project in March of 2006, Twitter has grown into a real-time short messaging service that works over multiple networks and devices. In countries all around the world, people follow the sources most relevant to them and access information via Twitter as it happens—from breaking... more

Hootsuite Media, Inc.
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Hootsuite is the world’s most widely used social media relationship platform. More than 10 million users, including 744 of the Fortune 1000 companies, trust Hootsuite to manage their social media programs across multiple social networks from one integrated dashboard. Learn more about how Hootsuite is revolutionizing communication at http://www.hootsuite.com. more

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