Which world leader has the most Facebook friends? Does it matter?
June 27th, 2011
07:00 PM ET

Which world leader has the most Facebook friends? Does it matter?

By Peter Gelling and Nicholas DynanGlobal Post

If popularity is power, we thought, how powerful are the world's sitting heads of state?

Social media gives us an easy way to quantify a leader's popularity (or a city's popularity, or a corporation's, and so on).

So we looked at the most popular social networking sites around the globe, including Facebook, Twitter, Orkut, Bebo, Badoo and several others. Most of the sites, we found, had no official pages for world leaders, so we nixed them. We then added up the friends, likes and followers of the rest to determine which world leaders wielded the most clout.

Here's what we found:

Social media is a powerful tool. Unfortunately — or, perhaps, fortunately — no one told the world’s heads of state. FULL POST

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Topics: Global • Internet • Technology • Trends
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