Tweet This: The Top 25 Magazines on Twitter

People, Time, Good among most-followed magazine brands

On Tuesday, the blog Journalistics published a list ranking the top 25 newspapers on Twitter, based on their follower counts. The New York Times, with more than 2.6 million followers, is by far the most-followed newspaper brand on Twitter, with the Wall Street Journal, at 464,591, a distant second).

I decided to do my own list for magazines, which generally have more followers than newspapers do. There are 11 magazine brands with more than 500,000 Twitter followers, while the U.S. newspaper industry has just one (the Times).

A few notes before we get to the list:

>> I used the official Twitter feeds for each publication, and did not include related feeds of founders (no Oprah Winfrey or Martha Stewart) or popular writers.

>> I stuck with U.S. magazines for the most part.

>> The follower counts were taken between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. ET on Wednesday.

>> Some of the biggest magazines in terms of print circulation have a shockingly puny presence on Twitter. AARP The Magazine — which touts itself as “the world's largest-circulation magazine” with a circulation of over 24 million — has just 358 followers. (Yes, you read that correctly). Good Housekeeping boasts a paid circulation north of 4.4 million, yet has just 4,683 followers on Twitter.

The Top 25 U.S. Magazines Ranked by Twitter Followers

1.   @PeopleMag 2,209,969
2.   @Time 2,208,819
3.   @InStyle 1,788,266
4.   @WomensWearDaily 1,667,169
5.   @EW (Entertainment Weekly) 1,445,083
6.   @LIFE 1,281,178
7.   @Newsweek 1,277,589
8.   @GoodHealth (Health) 1,265,981
9.   @Wired 632,791
10. @TVGuide 616,311
11. @StyleWatchMag (People StyleWatch) 518,607
12. @Good 449,040
13. @ElleMagazine 429,343
14. @TheEconomist 425,733
15. @Teen_Vogue 376,699
16. @NewYorker 373,155
17. @NatGeoSociety (National Geographic) 367,866
18. @HarvardBiz (Harvard Business Review) 295,293
19. @SI_24seven (Sports Illustrated) 286,957
20. @UsWeekly 274,911
21. @NylonMag 252,964
22. @MarieClaire 245,526
23. @WMag 213,151
24. @HarpersBazaarUS 196,868
25. @FastCompany 194,261