14=. Rio Ferdinand, Footballer
You don't particularly need to follow Rio Ferdinand on Twitter to know what he's up to. Many of his tweets are recycled as tabloid news the following day. Yet he has succeeded in creating a Twitter presence as palpable as any in the UK. Most of his tweets concern trivial matters: music, the weather, banter with other Twitterati. But his recent outspoken opposition to NHS reform raised a few eyebrows. And then there's football, where his tweets include uncensored opinions on ongoing racism rows and England managerial vacancies. One dubious series of tweets promoting a brand of chocolate bar attracted attention from the Advertising Standards Authority, but such lapses are rare, and Ferdinand's commitment to Twitter is evident. He even has his user name emblazoned on his Manchester United boots.
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