Each Monday we will post a summary of relevant (and curious!) news relating to the previous Friday. You will find a sample of what we consider trends relating to #followfriday!
The #FFtrends May 20
- 81-year-old man who thinks that Twitter is Google - @oldmansearch is supposedly an 81-year-old man who thinks that Twitter is Google. His account isn't even a month old and he's amassed almost 100,000 followers. At least a curious profile that has conquered the 13th on the followfriday.com worldwide ranking and the 7th on English ranking.
- Boyband The Wanted premiere new single “Glad You Came” - The Wanted has just released the new single from their second album: “Glad You Came”. #GladYouCame has been these days on the Twitter trends worldwide. The official account of the band @thewantedmusic and its five members have been among of the top 13 UK followfriday.com ranking. The most popular is undoubtedly @JayTheWanted, number 5 in the ranking, followed by @NathanTheWanted (6th), @TomTheWanted (7th), @SivaTheWanted (12th) and @MaxTheWanted (13th).
- Lady Gaga beats Oprah Winfrey - The 25-year-old pop icon is now the number 1 in the Forbes' "World's Most Powerful Celebrities", beating Oprah Winfrey, now the number 2 of this ranking. In our ranking, @ladygaga is the number 10 globally, 2nd in the US ranking and 4th in the Celebrities ranking. Not bad! The reason that Lady Gaga has climbed the Forbes list is... Twitter. The pop star is the number 1 on the social media ranking!
- The “gleeks” and their #followfriday campaign - The fans of Glee (a musical television series that airs on Fox), commonly referred to as "gleeks", made a kind of campaign via his Twitter account (@UltimateGleeks) to get a good followfriday.com ranking position. The claim was “Win two vip Meet & greet tickets to any #GLEE LIVE tour stop of your choice?”. And to participate the user had to tweet: #FF @UltimateGleeks for the BEST #GLEE News & Giveaways! They did very well! @UltimateGleeks is the number 4 on the global followfriday.com ranking and the number 2 on English ranking.