Obama edges out Bieber on Twitter
January 4th, 2011
01:19 PM ET
11 years ago

Obama edges out Bieber on Twitter

(CNN) – Rest assured America: Barack Obama remained more influential in 2010 than teen pop-star Justin Bieber – but just barely, according to a new study on the most influential people over the last year based on Twitter presence.

Klout.com – a web analytic company – has determined Obama ranked as the No. 1 most influential person in the Twitterverse, followed by Bieber and former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin. Further down the list is Fox News' Glenn Beck, former President George W. Bush, and Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi also make an appearance on the top 10 list at No. 9 and No. 10 respectively.

According to Klout's analysis, "These topics are not only shared widely, but shared by the top influencers on Twitter."

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  1. IHTCF

    That is pathetically sad.......the fact Obama edges out of all people Justin Bieber on an influential poll.

    January 4, 2011 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
  2. FM

    This comes as a surprise to me. I expected Sarah to emerge as number one, as this has been her entire territory since she abandoned her job!

    January 4, 2011 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  3. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Can't wait to see what President Obama has up his sleeve for 2012 campaign while Republicans are just catching on to Obama's 2008 technology campaign.

    January 4, 2011 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  4. Monster Zero

    Yeah, I would put those two on the same level, Bieber and Obama 2012!

    January 4, 2011 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  5. yuvy

    beiber vs barrack

    January 4, 2011 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |