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Tentative Classification of Twitter/X’s Largest Accounts

A Maslow Pyramid of X

Smillew Rahcuef
The Pub
Published in
3 min readJun 5, 2024


Elon Musk. He’s richer and more famous than I am. But you can help me by reading all my articles (twice)
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At the apex of the pyramid, without any possible discussion, there’s Elon Musk, the local God. He’s the owner. He can make whatever he wants of the platform.

For example, change its name.

Next would come the “famous people”

Users with millions of followers because they’re known for something outside of X. But it makes them external to the X’s hierarchy and therefore excluded from my classification.

Then come “intelligent” accounts

Stated goals usually are to share knowledge, interesting facts, and explanations of natural phenomena or scientific topics.

And also to make money. “Also.”

The most famous one is Massimo (rainmaker1973), an engineer (according to the bio) who’s been approved by God in May 2023: “I subscribed! This is one of the best accounts on the platform.”

  • Massimo has 2.1 million followers.



Smillew Rahcuef
The Pub

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