The global Twitterati

In only seven months, Hugo Chavez has passed 1,000,000  followers on Twitter. He announced the accomplishment this morning: "Hello beautiful world. I would like to thank all my followers, We’ve passed the million mark! Woo-hoo!." For comparison, U.S. President Barack Obama has almost 6,000,000 followers, though his account has been open for a much longer ...

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In only seven months, Hugo Chavez has passed 1,000,000  followers on Twitter. He announced the accomplishment this morning:

"Hello beautiful world. I would like to thank all my followers, We've passed the million mark! Woo-hoo!."

For comparison, U.S. President Barack Obama has almost 6,000,000 followers, though his account has been open for a much longer period of time. (Note: The White House has 1,800,000 followers -- the above figure is Obama's Organizing for America account, which was previously his campaign Twitter profile.) Dmitry Medvedev's official English Kremlin account, however, has a mere 50,000 followers. (And the Russian version has only 111,000 followers.)

In only seven months, Hugo Chavez has passed 1,000,000  followers on Twitter. He announced the accomplishment this morning:

"Hello beautiful world. I would like to thank all my followers, We’ve passed the million mark! Woo-hoo!."

For comparison, U.S. President Barack Obama has almost 6,000,000 followers, though his account has been open for a much longer period of time. (Note: The White House has 1,800,000 followers — the above figure is Obama’s Organizing for America account, which was previously his campaign Twitter profile.) Dmitry Medvedev’s official English Kremlin account, however, has a mere 50,000 followers. (And the Russian version has only 111,000 followers.)

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Andrew Swift is an editorial researcher at Foreign Policy.

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