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It this this time of the month again where we look at the top 10 most followed athletes on social media including facebook, twitter and Instagram. Who’s out of the rank this month compared to last month? What’s the big outcome this month? Check the infographic below who’s still in the top 10! This Top 10 is based on the total amount of followers on facebook, twitter and instagram on the 14th of october 2014. All these athletes are still active in their sport.   As you may notice there is not a lot of movement compared to last month. Actually there just John Cena who lost his 6th place benefiting Brazil’s football player – now playing in Mexico – Ronaldinho. Otherwise the top 10 is the same than last month and with no major sporting event coming up anytime soon, it should not move a lot.   Meanwhile the big news of this month is Cristiano Ronaldo who is still cruising on the top. He is the first athlete in the world, without surprise, to win 100,000 fans on facebook. This is a big milestone as if it was highly anticipated. To celebrate, Ronaldo release the video below: Post by Cristiano Ronaldo.   With an average of 54 new fans per minute there is no doubt that Ronaldo is going to stay on the stop of the social media train for a while; and there is not secret, the image of the Portuguese is extremely well managed, he’s good looking and his performances on the pitch are epic at the moment. What else could you ask...

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Like every month it’s time to look at the Top 10 most followed athletes on social media including facebook, twitter and instagram. Who made the cut this month? Check out the infographic below to find out! This Top 10 is based on the total amount of followers on facebook, twitter and instagram on the 15th of september 2014. All these athletes are still active in their sport. top 10 most followed athletes on social media top 5 fan base growth | Create Infographics   First before starting please notice that there was no Top10 last month (august) so this month numbers are being compared with july’s. Also I decided to take out Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson of the monthly rank as he’s definitely more an Hollywood actor now than a WWE athlete. I think it’s fair.   Meanwhile on the top of the rank it’s still the same music. Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo is leading by far followed by Messi (still not on Twitter) and Neymar who again is knowing a very fast growth of his fan base.   As someone’s out (Dwayne Johnson if you follow), someone’s in. Welcome back Kobe Bryant but be careful, India’s cricket God Sachin Tandulkar is knocking on the door with more than 26 million followers overall; and he’s not on Instagram yet. Also it is interesting to notice that Mesut Ozil who earned 2 places compared to july, grew his fan base with 7 million new followers to reach almost 36 million overall. Of course winning the FIFA world cup definitely helped the German midfielder to gain more exposure and despite a “complicated” performance at Arsenal – being an Arsenal fan I think it’s fair to say this – it is obvious that Adidas who is using him a lot for their campaigns helped too. Notice that over the 7 new million followers, 6 are only from facebook. Is someone running facebook ads to grow Ozil fan base? We can think so.   Finally Neymar’s social media audience is still rocketing at pretty much the same pace than Ronaldo. In the last 30 days they both gained almost 1o million new followers each, with Neymar still being the most followed athlete on Instagram with more than 11 million subscribers. What do think of this month rank? Do you think Kaka will continue his fall and get out of the Top 10 before the end of the year? Do you think Neymar will pass Messi? Let me know in the...

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What have you done, Rio?

What have you done, Rio?


Posted By on Jul 25, 2014

This morning former Manchester United and England player Rio Ferdinand tweeted the following on his personal twitter account: All the innocent people being killed, no matter where they live is so sad. The powers that be take some responsibility NOW. #Gaza #Israel — Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) July 25, 2014 @rioferdy5 so what do you suggest?? Israel to stop attacking n let the Hamas fire it’s rockets?? — yossi lhungdim (@zgibor) July 25, 2014 @Abdulghaleiw @rioferdy5 We could talk for hours on the negative aspects of both Israel and Hamas. Don’t think Twitter is the place for it. — Dave Pienaar (@DavePienaar) July 25, 2014   So you’re probably thinking what’s wrong with Rio’s attitude on Twitter this morning? I mean he’s just expressing his thoughts right? And he’s not even taking a side in the current Middle-East conflict. So what’s wrong then? And then few minutes later he tweeted the following:     @rioferdy5 Only 30 Israeli soldiers have died where 800+ Palestinian civilians 80% women and children! Better u stayed silent! — Bu Faisal (@BuFaisal_Ateeqi) July 25, 2014   Well what’s the point then? Is this really what people are expecting when they are following a pro athlete on Twitter? As if I’m certain that Rio wasn’t aiming to hurt anyone, you can expect this kind of tweet to backfire. As a result plenty of users have been questioning Rio’s judgement as well as criticising him. Just because Rio thought the world needed to know his feeling about the ongoing conflict in Gaza; his personal image is now taking a serious beating, at least toward a certain type of audience.   For some he’s said too much, for other not enough and for the rest they’re just wondering why Rio Ferdinand is sharing this on Twitter.     It is important to remember an essential rule on social media for the athletes. No Sex. No Religion. No Politics. Follow this  rule and you will stay out of trouble. Almost.   Rio please don’t stop tweeting, you’re good at it, but sometimes maybe don’t forget about what your fans are following you for – not for political statements – as it could be perceived the wrong...

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Like every month it’s time to look at the Top 10 most followed athletes on social media including facebook, twitter and instagram. Who made the cut this month? How the FIFA world cup impacted the fan base growth? Were my predictions from last month Top 10 right? Check out the infographic below to find out!

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Here we go again, like every single month it is time to look at how the pro athletes are performing with Social Medias including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Now that the World Cup in Brazil just started, it would be interesting to notice some changes in the rank compared to last month. Want to know the top 10 for this month? Check the infographic below! This Top 10 is based on the total amount of followers on facebook, twitter and instagram on the 17th of june 2014. All these athletes are still active in their sport. TOP 10 most followed athletes on Social Media | Create Infographics   Like most of the time we can notice that the top of the rank is not really moving yet. However Kaka is still loosing ground to Dwayne Johnson and Neymar – who gained more than 6m followers overall in a month compared to less than 2 million for Kaka – so the swap will be happening soon, probably leveraged by the FIFA world cup.   Also it’s interesting to notice the incredible size of Cristiano Ronaldo’s fan base. More than 32% of the overall audience (363,124,686) is “owned” by the Portuguese player (118,764,986) which is MASSIVE. In the bottom of the rank few changes occurred as usual. Compared to last month, Lakers’ Kobe Bryant is out of the Top 10, Ronaldinho is gaining one place to Iniesta who is now 9th. Maybe the spaniard is following the current decline happening to the Spanish team at the World Cup after an historical defeat 5-1 against the Netherlands…   Eventually Germany and Arsenal’s midfielder Mesut Ozil is re-entering the Top 10 this month having reach the 1 million follower mark on Instagram.   Talking about Instagram, Miami Heat’s Lebron James was the most followed athlete in the world on Instagram until now but he has just lost his crown to Brazil’s wonder-kid Neymar Jr. The Brazilian gained an impressive 1.5 million new followers on the photo sharing app in the last 30 days; probably helped by the last Nike Football commercial mocking his selfie madness… Nevertheless, Neymar is now the most followed athlete on Instagram in the world, and I bet he will get way more traction in the next few weeks.     Under the radar, Usain Bolt is still around ranking 13th loosing one place to… Sachin Tandulkar. Never heard of him? Yes me neither, before. Cricket’s God from India, 41, got an impressive 24 million fan base cumulated on Facebook and Twitter. Can’t wait to see him joining the top 10 when he will open an Instagram account obviously. Kobe Bryant being 11th, this is...

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