Who are the Top 12 Jamaican Twitterers ?

Twittermania has gripped the world and the Caribbean and Jamaica are no different. Last week I wrote a post on the Top 12 Caribbean Twitterers, now I’m going country specific for a hot minute. Again, I used wefollow.com, which is a user-powered Twitter directory to track how many twitterers we had under the Jamaica tag/category. WeFollow.com has grown to become pretty much the Billboard Chart for Twitter follower standings, the current industry standard and most influenftial Twitter directory.
The top 12 Jamaican Twitterers list was developed by using this single directory with the sole determinant being- how many followers/subscribers does each Twitterer have. What I found was that the top 12 people/sites/individuals/companies with the most followers in the Jamaica tag/category are:

1. FDRRESORTS (1835 followers)
Boutique all-inclusive family resorts in Jamaica where each family is assigned a Vacation Nanny.

2. Shey (1,250 followers)
Jamaican web designer living in Toronto: http://www.sweetsopweb.com

3. Jamaica (1,134 followers)
The latest Jamaican news and updates.

4. GenieSweetness (581followers)
Desperado Promotions. Reggae/Dancehal/Promoter/Manager. Event Coordinator, Live Webcast Broadcaster (various events).

5. imajin2102 (479 followers)
Designer, Brander, Blogger, Photographer, Mac Guy, Christian under construction.

6. Frenz4Life ( 393 followers)
Shakin’ life up a bit so all the good things don’t settle at the bottom. Enjoy spending time with family/friends. I always push myself to see what I’m made of

7. JamaicaTripper (321 followers)
Jamaica travel planning site by professional travel writers.

8. YardEdgeJamaica ( 307 followers)
YardEdge is a blog about Jamaican arts and culture! We feature what’s new on the Jamaican arts scene.

9. CaribTweet (287 followers)
TWITTER FOR CARIBBEAN SMALL TALK. Join today @ caribtweet.com

10. JamaicaTravel (245 followers)
A forum about Jamaica and the people who visit.

11. PropertyAdsJA (222 followers)
The best way to buy, sell or rent real estate in Jamaica.

12. Silicon Caribe (171 followers)
Caribbean Technology News, Reviews, Trends, Opinions and Information. Tracking the Global Caribbean Web. By Blogger and Entrepreneur Ingrid Riley.

At the top of the list is Tourism and Travel Brand, the FDR Hotel Resort. In second place is Shey Smith, a Canadian Caribbean Diaspora web designer and blogger, who lives in Toronto. In third place is Jamaica, neither a blog or representing a site, but tweets on the latest Jamaican news. At fourth is a music promotions company Desperado Promotions and they tweet on reggae music news and events. Rounding out the top 5 twitterers is Imajin2012 a dude named Yorkali Walters, based in Bronx,New York who labels himself a Designer, Brander, Blogger, Photographer, Mac Guy, Christian under construction.

To be tracked and found add yourselves to Wefollow.com
Now, as I had said before I did this exercise purely out of curiousity and I used only one tracking tool and while not all Caribbean twitterers may be registered with wefollow.com (even as I’d encourage them to be), for me it was enough to at least get an early inkling as who is ahead of the game right now in using this powerful and now globally renowned social media tool and for what purposes.

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  • keri

    you need to update this twitter.com/quadnightclubja has 300 followers and counting and there are others.

  • MFC Pageant

    Check MFCPageant they have 176 followers. The producer is Jamaican.

  • Jason

    Hey maybe you should do this monthly, i just added my site to wefollow and its now in the top 10 under the “jamaica tag”

  • This has been a lively one ehh? Well, I signed up for wefollow. A little confused by the site. Checked out twitterholic, and de rest a dem. Thanks Ingrid for the exposure to other great Caribbean blogs.

    Shey, I do agree. I reside in Hartford, CT but my blog is all Caribbean content or Caribbean centered. 🙂

  • @ Shey

    My suggestion was to use multiple sources to properly research the list instead of just one. So a combination of wefollow, twitterholic, twitterstats and a few other twitter statistic services would have yielded more accurate results and made an even more valuable post.

  • @Jamaipanese

    The problem with that Twitterholic is that you only search by location. What about those who live in other countries, like myself?

  • @Jamaipanese: Ahh yes I’ve heard of Twitterholic and I just checked them out…Ok so I will as of now combine the two…to create the Top 12 for the Caribbean and Jamaica. I really appreciate the heads up.

  • it is not my intention to be difficult and I hope you understand that my aim is the same as you to raise the standards of technology and the web in the region.

    Wefollow is by no means the industry standard, where did you get that idea? There are many ranking and statistics resources for twitter users online and wefollow is just one of many. It my opinion a product like twitterholic and a few others does a much better job and it is always good to use different sources and research ranking articles in more detail to get more value.

    http://twitterholic.com/top100/followers/bylocation/Jamaica/

  • @Stephanie Treasure…thanks for doing that and please encourage others to add their twitter accounts. Coz as I said to Jamaipanese, I chose to use what is being used as the Industry standard right now..it’s like the Billboard Charts for Twitter accounts

  • @Jamaipanese….well you are right because I have missed a few people who most definitely have more followers…at the same time…you are wrong, it’s not about doing more research.You see I could have searched 5 more resources and still come up short…so hence why I selected what is being used as THE Industry STandard…and startd there. The fact that most jamaican/Caribbean Twitterers do not know as yet is a great opportunity for them to now know and shake up the Top 10 and Top 20 with ease.

  • Hi Ingrid,
    I will definitely add myself to this directory so I can be “found”. But for the record,

    Stephanie Treasure (784 followers) and
    JaRealEstateGuide.com (303 followers)

  • no Gordon Swaby? No Chris from Chrysalis? No Jamaipanese 😉 and countless others, you should so more research and not just rely on one directory that many twitters from Jamaica isn’t even aware of 🙂

    Glad to see Shey on the list at least I recognize someone there.

  • Ohh not at all. It’s thank to yourself for tweeting and also adding yourself to the directory so you can be found. We do hope more people do like you have. Keep doing your thing.

  • Hi there, thanks for the mention 🙂