Obama reaches 10 million Twitter fans as America marks the tenth anniversary of 9/11
Monday 12 September 2011
Barack Obama’s Twitter account surpassed 10 million followers this week as Americans remembered those who lost their lives in the September 11th attacks.
The Twitterati shared messages of hope and paid tribute to those who lost their lives on the tenth anniversary of the attacks.
Justin Bieber shared a YouTube video of Beyonce’s "I Was Here" and tweeted "RIP to those lost. 9-11," Katy Perry used her 140 characters to tweet "Sick in bed and watching the memorials today. Taking time to remember all the lost & all the heroes. #GodBlessAmerica," Kim Kardashian posted "My thoughts and prayers go out to all of the families affected by the awful tragedy of 9/11," and Ellen DeGeneres wrote "Ten years ago today, the world changed. I hope everyone finds time to remember those we lost… and to tell someone that you love them."
Chinese actress Yang Mi hit a personal record on Sina’s microblog, surpassing the 9 million fan milestone while fellow Weibo users continued to add followers to their ever-growing fan counts.
In September 2010, Twitter had 175 million registered users, while Sina reports that Weibo had more than 200 million registered users in August 2011.
Most popular people on Twitter:
- Lady Gaga (13,423,373 followers)
- Justin Bieber (12,560,581)
- Barack Obama (10,030,012)
- Katy Perry (9,782,104)
- Kim Kardashian (9,702,763)
- Britney Spears (9,457,145)
- Shakira (8,409,160)
- Taylor Swift (7,941,041)
- Ashton Kutcher (7,585,612)
- Ellen DeGeneres (7,543,780)
Most popular people on Sina's microblog (Weibo):
- Yao Chen (11,877,257 followers)
- Dee Hsu (10,678,711)
- Kevin Tsai (9,363,680)
- Xie Na (9,310,794)
- Yang Mi (9,285,449)
- Zhao Wei (8,996,611)
- Jung Kyung Ho (8,878,481)
- Li Bingbing (8,461,544)
- Chen Kun (7,909,701)
- Huang Jianxiang (7,679,868)
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