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Top 10 Jewish Twitterers

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s got the most followers of them all?

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Sarah Silverman earlier this month.(Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

Whether or not the Internet is inherently Jewish, the Jews are not very well-represented among the ranks of those with the most-followed Twitter feeds (a list topped by Lady Gaga, who has almost 16 million followers). This is mainly due to Twitter’s ecology, which favors pop stars, comedians, and Kardashians (who alone have assured that the Armenians are kicking our ass). The day that Twitter favors, I dunno, world-class violinists and Nobel-winning doctors, I’m sure we’ll do much better.

Anyway, presenting the top 10 Jewish Twitterers (in terms of most followers). Hint: number one is a pop star. Second hint: @tabletmag is not among them, but clearly should be, so follow us!

10. Neil Gaiman (@neilhimself). Followers: 1,661,114.

9. Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack). Followers: 1,679,102.

8. Biz Stone (@biz—you get a handle like that when you helped found the thing). Followers: 1,803,648.

7. Jeremy Piven (@jeremypiven). Followers: 1,862,550.

6. Larry King (@kingsthings). Followers: 1,979,506.

5. Ben Stiller (@redhourben). Followers: 2,099,376.

4. Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman). Followers: 2,304,757. Location: “Palestinian Territories.”

Honorary Mention. Lenny Kravitz (@LennyKravitz) Followers: 2,614,596

3. Drake, nom de Twitter Drizzy (@Drake). Followers: 4,118,836.

2. Chelsea Handler (@ChelseaHandler). Followers: 4,192,844.

1. Pink, nom de Twitter P!nk (@Pink). 5,799,175.

Top 100 Twitaholics Based on Followers [Twitaholic]
Related: Web Jew.0 [Tablet Magazine]

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So what? A list of Jews who tweet on Jewish topics would be interesting. A list of Jewish twits is not.

I’m glad Tablet mag includes in this ranking a patrilineal Jew like Chelsea Handler. And there’s another “half-Jew” very popular in Twitter: Gwyneth Paltrow.

Lauren Nicole Taylor says:

What about @PattiStanger of Millionaire Matchmaker?! She’s AMAZING and openly talks about Shidduch on National television.

How about those of us who are “half-Jews” and actually tweet on Jewish topics :)

–Sue @beingboth

As the food blogger @kosherlikeme, I have found twitter to be the most powerful tool for gathering a community of like minded writers together to share info and network. We gathered for a tweeters meet up on the eve before Kosher Fest(Kosher food expo) and put faces to the sites we follow. Forget the super stars and start to network with like minded adapters of this powerful tool!

What makes you think Biz Stone is Jewish?


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