Who Are Twitter’s Verified Users?

A deep dive into more than 100,000 of the social media giant’s top users shows that journalists and sports figures dominate the platform.

Haje Jan Kamps
May 25, 2015 · 13 min read

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Poo-tee-weet?

The average Verified Twitter user

Number of followers per Verified Twitter User (n=111,271)
Number of friends and number of tweets per Verified Twitter User

So who are they?

Twitter’s Verified users:

A delicious pie chart of Verified Users, and what they do when they’re not hanging out on social networks all day

Comparing the different types of Verified accounts

Number of Followers

Number of Friends

Number of Tweets


What about follow ratios?

Average Ratios

Interquartile Mean of Ratios

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And the Top 10 are?

Top 100 by number of followers

Top 100 by number of friends

Top 100 by number of tweets



Methodology

Data gathering & Filtering


Categorization

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Advanced graphs

Number of followers

Number of Friends

Number of Tweets

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