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Barack Obama is #1

 - Aug 14, 2008
References: twitter & valleywag
Barack Obama is the number one followed person on Twitter... surprise, surprise. It was really only a matter of time.

Obama has 57,317 people following him on Twitter while he is following 59,965 people.

Obama just beat out Kevin Rose, a cofounder of, who had 56,442 when the news broke that Obama surpassedhim. In third place was Leo Laporte followed by Alex Albrecht and MarsPhoenix in fifth. Directly after them were Jason Calacanis, Robert Scoble, CNN Breaking News, Veronica and John C. Dvorak in 10th.

We've seen such a tremendous amount of Obama-related media in the news, in magazines, on the web, and even in Trend Hunter's own posts -- and we don't do boring news -- that Obama's enormous fan base is incredibly evident.

Barack Obama isn't a compulsive Twitter user. In fact, he's only made 7 updates this month. His last was two days ago reading, "Announcing the VP candidate sometime between now & the Convention by txt msg & email. Text VP to 62262 or visit"

Sounds too boring for me to follow, but hey, if you feel left out, you can follow BarackObama on Twitter too!