As longtime Twitter addicts know, there’s little that people love to tweet about more than Twitter itself.
HootSuite, maker of an awesome social media tool, offered us a compiled list of top 15 brands on Twitter. The result: Twitter itself topped the list.
HootSuite’s index isn’t based on followers, but on the amount of time the brand spent in the top 10 trending topics and its rank on that list.
The rest of the list features names you would probably expect to see — Google, Facebook and Apple. McDonald’s is the first non-tech brand at number five. Nissan, Walmart, Nike and News Corp. are the only other brands on the list that aren’t primarily tech-based.
As noted, the list tracks mentions on Twitter, not followers. If you were to go by that measure, YouTube is the biggest brand on Twitter with 8.4 million followers vs. Twitter’s 7.3 million. On Twitter, it seems, some things can be bigger than Twitter.
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