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Study: Al Sharpton is the top black talker in social media

By Robert "Rob" Redding Jr.

Editor & Publisher

ATLANTA, Updated Dec. 20, 2012, 10 a.m. - Civil rights activist, radio and TV talk show host Al Sharpton is the top national black weekday talk radio show in the country in social media, according to a study conducted by BlackTalkers.com.

Sharpton is reaching nearly 350,000 people with his social media outlets. Sharpton has more than 240,000 folks following him on Twitter and another 98,000 plus on Facebook.

Talk radio host Tavis Smiley is second with more than 196,000 on Twitter and 73,000 plus on Facebook.

Talk radio host Warren Ballentine is third with 45,000 plus fans - 13,000 plus on Twitter and 21,000 plus on his Facebook "Like" page, 5,000 plus on a second page and 4,000 plus on another.

Talk show host Joe Madison rounds out the top four with 21,00 plus fans - with 7,000 plus on Twitter and 13,000 plus on Facebook.

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 See the complete list below:

    Show                       Twitter                                          Facebook                                        Total  

1. Al Sharpton                240k                                                  98k                                             350k

2. Tavis Smiley               196k                                                 73k                                              270k

3. Warren Ballentine         13k                                                  30k                                               45k

4. Joe Madison                  7k                                                  13k                                               20k

5. Jesse Lee Peterson      3,906                                                 837                                             4,743

6. Rob Redding               1,199                                               2,376                                            3,575

7. Armstrong Williams     1,896                                               1,295                                            3,192

8. George Wilson              373                                                 160                                               533

9. Andre Eggelletion          130                                                 116                                               296


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