Updated: List of Top 10 Twitter Users in the Arab World, @QueenRania #1
Update 1: Aljazeera English has been added it is now #5
Update 2: from innowave. the company behind ArabTweeple said that they “used a Twitter search engine that offer twitter search for people by location, and got the list by API calls, but right now, most of the informations is a bit outdated ( especially Followers count ) , from now on they will update those information directly from Twitter, and maybe create their own Twitter crawler to index all the 40K arabs on Twitter. ” 35,000-40,000 Arabs that SpotONPR counted on a report, but there is no final answer into the actual Arab users on Twitter. “
We just posted about ArabTweeple a directory listing Arab Twitter users, so I used it to manually crunch the list of top Arab Twitter users from all Arab countries according to the number of followers they have, as ArabTweeple is not up to date with the number of followers I manually entered every account to get the latest numbers.
The list reveals a number of facts: There is a huge gap between #1 most followed account in the Arab world for Queen Rania and the next in the list who has 61,102 followers, 4 of the top users are from Jordan, 3 accounts are for companies, 4 of the top users are non-arabs and (update 2: many have a higher following to followers ratio . ( you can follow the whole list here, do not also forget to follow ArabCrunch.NET Startup Q&A on Twitter.)
Here is the list:
1 . @QueenRania of Jordan has 1,257,141 followers and following 57 twerps only, Queen Rania followers are mostly westerners, Queen Rania Tweets her self, she tweets about social issues education and supports global causes related to poverty and child education.
2. @JordanTimes: there is a wide difference between Jordan times and Queen Rania’s 1,257,141 followers and the second rank of 61,102 followers for Jordan Times (JT). This account is also from Jordan which is the only english newspaper from Jordan, JT Twitter account is managed by a local social media company, hence the number of followers.
3-@sajits Sebastian T Samuel, with 27,318 followers, Samuel from UAE his bio says he is “an IT professional with broad experience in Enterprise Architecture, ERP implementations and Custom Development in various industries.”
4-@MrPigglesworth: From Lebanon ranks third with 25,218 followers, his name is Kevin Pigg and identifies him self as the christian, Husband, Father, Landscaper & Writer of ThePiggPin.com.
4- @AJEnglish: the world’s breaking news from the only English Satellite news channel in the Arab world: Aljazeera English with 24,910 followers.
6- @Play996 is Amman jordan Music FM radio with 20,551 followrs.
7- @imrogb: Roger Byrne an english guy who moved to Egypt to run a social media agency, but his current profile says he lives in German. imrogb has 19,850 followers
8-@azizshalan: Aziz shalan from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, has with 12,659 followers, he is an Apple users and Tweets about different topic, notably mobiles.
9-@actionwealth With 13,208 followers Geoffrey Semaganda pitch him self as Businessman, Fund Manager his location is set to UK, UAE and east africa. Tweets about career and self development.
10- @myhospital a private Hospital in Amman, Jordan with 13,094 followers,has interesting health tips tweets.
11-@DotComExpert: Abdessamad Aouad,Iinternet marketers from Morroco with 12,179 followers.
If you know Twitter users in the Arab world with more followers than the above please let us know via a comment, now how many followers do you have?