Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan has been ranked number one on Twitter in terms of both popularity and activity.
According to a Financial Express report, Big B topped the list among the most popular Bollywood stars on the social networking site with 12 million followers on Twitter.
A digital service provider, ‘ToTheNew’, rated Bollywood celebrities on the basis of their popularity and engagement with fans on Twitter.
The rank is based on an algorithm which combines the scores received for the total number of followers, absolute increase in followers and tweets per day, as per the same above mentioned source.
Shah Rukh Khan secured second rank after Amitabh Bachchan in the popularity list of Twitter with a fan following of 10.4 million, followed by Abhishek Bachchan at the third place in the list with 5.4 million followers. Salman khan with 9.9 million followers, Aamir khan with 10.1 million and Hrithik Roshan with 7.7 million have also secured positions in the top ten of the most popular Bollywood actor on Twitter list.
With an average of 20 tweets, re-tweets and replies per day, Amitabh Bachchan turned out to be the most active celebrity on social site followed by his son Abhishek Bachchan with an average of ten tweets.
The report analysed 100 tweets for the top 10 celebrities during November and found that most of the conversations were on work promotion, interaction with fans and friends and brand promotion. As for Big B, 88 percent of his tweets are interaction with his fans. Looks like press is becoming secondary for celebrities as they are getting more and more active on Twitter to directly interact with their followers.