In real life, it doesn’t matter how many friends you have on Facebook or how many people have liked your Facebook Fan Page. However, when it comes to the virtual world in which we spend most of our time these days, it becomes important to know who the most popular person is in the online sphere. In this post, I’m going to tell you about some of the most influential people that are present on Facebook at the moment. I bet, you will now know about many of these people but don’t worry at all because by the end of this post, you will know who the most influential people on Facebook are at the moment. Keep in mind that this information can change at any time depending on the popularity graph of people discussed below.
1. George Takei
I know that many of you may not even know about George Takei but if you are a regular Facebook user then you must have heard about his name at the very least. A person who spends a complete day on Facebook must see at least one post of George Takei re-shared by one of his friends. It is interesting that George Takei is the number one influential person on Facebook and yet at the same time, he is the biggest critic of this social life as well.
2. Barack Obama
Well, if ever the history of using social media for political gain will be written the name of President Barack Obama will be shinning on the top of the list. In 2012, that was the election year in USA, a successful social media campaign was launched by the social media team of Barack Obama. You could see the posts published everywhere on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest and even Google+ was not spared by the Obama social media team. As it turns out, Obama has not only won the US Presidential elections but he has also become the second most influential figure on Facebook.
3. Richard Metzger
I don’t think that I need to tell you more about this person because if you have been using Facebook regularly in 2012, you already know who Richard Metzger is and why he is listed in this post. There is no doubt that Richard has proven to be a very influential figure on Facebook and other social media networks. Not only he shares laughter with his fans on Facebook but he writes posts that are for the good and empower the people will the knowledge of their rights.
4. Shaheen Dhada
Who would have thought that a 21 year old girl in India will be arrested just because she shared her thoughts openly on Facebook about the death of an influential political leader called Bal Thackeray? He was a controversial politician and she was not a fan of him at all. Shaheen never liked the idea of shutting down the entire city of Bombay on the death of Thackeray and when she shared her thoughts on Facebook, she got arrested. That made her go popular on this social media network and that is the main reason why I’m listing her at 4th position in my post.