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.