Top 20 Twitter accounts 2010 and 2017: How social media maps changes in fortune and fame


These are the 20 most followed accounts on Twitter in 2010 and 2017 (via Kwak, Lee, Park & Moon and Twitter Counter). Changes have occurred, people have become more famous, some less famous and others infamous in the intervening period.
It so happens that Cristiano Ronaldo is the only sports person in the top 20 in 2017 with Shaquille O’Neal seemingly no longer running his account and Lance Armstrong (#15 in 2010) now #236.