In our ongoing series of analyzing Twitter follower trends of politicians, political parties and more, this round of comparison is between the twitter big guns of Indian Politics – Narendra Modi, Arvind Kejriwal, Shashi Tharoor and Sushma Swaraj.
All the numbers are generated using our in-house tool twfollowers. Unlike other online websites which usually generate statistics of fake followers based on a small sample size (approx. 1000 followers), the numbers generated by twfollowers is based on the entire list of followers. Hence all the figures are accurate. The percentages given in brackets are the real indicators of fake followers, and higher the percentages, more the fake followers. So lets see how the Twitter gurus of Indian politics fare.
|Total Followers (at time of analysis)||Followers who have never tweeted||Followers who have no followers themselves||Have never tweeted and have no followers|
|Narendra Modi||2574215||948022 (36.82%)||727370 (28.25%)||415643 (16.14%)|
|Shashi Tharoor||1983687||561942 (28.32%)||290383 (14.63%)||161860 (8.15%)|
|Sushma Swaraj||793616||217794 (27.44%)||159876 (20.14%)||80265 (10.11%)|
|Arvind Kejriwal||761912||199546 (26.19%)||157389 (20.65%)||80697 (10.59%)|
|Followers who||Haven't changed their default image||Haven't changed their default image and have never tweeted||Haven't changed their default image and have no followers||Haven't changed their default image and have never tweeted and have no followers|
|Narendra Modi||1177424 (45.73%)||649485 (25.23%)||497419 (19.32%)||317226 (12.32%)|
|Shashi Tharoor||836464 (42.16%)||406366 (20.48%)||204924 (10.33%)||127999 (6.45%)|
|Sushma Swaraj||317749 (40.03%)||148465 (18.70%)||106928 (13.47%)||61853 (7.79%)|
|Arvind Kejriwal||278450 (36.54%)||129880 (17.04%)||101736 (13.35%)||60533 (7.94%)|
|Followers who||Have five or more numerals in their twitter id||Have six or more numerals in their twitter id||Have seven or more numerals in their twitter id||Have ten or more numerals in their twitter id|
|Narendra Modi||176426 (6.85%)||145883 (5.66%)||121904 (4.73%)||11140(0.43%)|
|Shashi Tharoor||73408 (3.70%)||58212 (2.93%)||46122 (2.32%)||5086 (0.25%)|
|Sushma Swaraj||46238 (5.82%)||37761 (4.75%)||30893 (3.89%)||3284 (0.41%)|
|Arvind Kejriwal||45180 (5.92%)||36973 (4.85%)||30184 (3.96%)||2676 (0.35%)|
From all the numbers we have produced above, it can be easily concluded that Shashi Tharoor of Congress and Arvind Kejriwal of AAP have a much more genuine fan following than their BJP Counterparts, however Tharoor does seem to have an edge over Kejriwal.
BJP’s Prime Ministerial Candidate Narendra Modi aka Feku, as expected, wins the crown for having the most fake followers.
The tool used to generate these statistics is Truth Of Gujaratâ€™s in house tool called twfollowers. It is an open source tool and our viewers are most welcome to review the source code to find any fallacies. The databases used for the above calculations are available here.