Richard Branson 'most influential UK tweeter'
- By Jack Preston -
- Mar 01, 2012
The Virgin Group founder has nearly two million followers on the social network and is a regular user, tweeting on a daily basis about a wide range of subjects.
“The warm, blokeish, man-of-the-people persona that has served him so well in the past has clearly struck a chord on Twitter, and no one can accuse him of ignoring the wider world. Recent themes include the decriminalisation of drugs, the democratic deficit in the Maldives – and a campaign for condom machines in ladies' lavatories,” explained The Independent.
“His 1.8 million followers retweet him avidly, and when Branson takes up a cause the effect is considerable. He is also recurrently enthusiastic about the doings of his family, and about his ambitions to travel in space. Branson is bound to be gratified by his No 1 ranking. During a recent Twitter Q&A he was asked what the biggest regret of his career was; he replied: "Not starting Twitter."”
Branson tops the report ahead of the likes of Ricky Gervais, Sarah Brown and Jamie Oliver. His rise to the top of the Twittersphere has been a sharp one, with a noticeably increased presence on the platform in the past two years.