The Inaugural Most Relevant on Twitter Awards

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Twitter is so highly conducive to bragging that it has spawned @humblebrag, an account dedicated to retweeting instances of veiled boasting (e.g. "I hate flying, i don't care if its a private jet!"). Well, on Monday, the micro-blogging service gave its power users another reason to swagger and gloat: it unveiled searches that allow you to find "accounts that are relevant to that particular subject" whenever you search. Obviously, our first reaction was to find out who the hive brain of Twitter has dubbed the most relevant to certain searches. In other words, the people who are the "most" of what you're looking for. So, here are the recipients of the very first, thoroughly researched (well, we spent some time searching on Twitter) Most Relevant on Twitter Awards:

Political Pundit

Congratulations Ana Marie Cox! The founder of Wonkette, current GQ White House correspondent and Twitter addict is the most "political pundit" person on Twitter, beating out other talking heads Keith Olbermann, Glenn Beck, and David Gregory.


Serious Journalist

Top billing goes to Nick Kristof of The New York Times. And if there was ever a sign that Ana Marie Cox's Wonkette days are over, it's her inclusion on a list of the world's "serious" journalists.

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Best President

Kudos to our 44th president who beat out unlikely competitors Time magazine, Fox News and five-division world champion boxer Floyd Mayweather, Jr!


Worst President

The only verified account on this unenviable list is for former Pennsylvania senator and prospective 2012 presidential candidate Rick Santorum. It's safe to say the algorithms of the Internet have not been kind to this Republican.

Trusted News Anchor

No surprises with NBC's Ann Curry, CNNs Wolf Blitzer and ABC's George Stephanopoulos. The standout, of course, is Suhasini Haidar, an anchor for CNN-IBN, an English-language Indian news channel that's partnered with CNN.

Famous Actor

Who knew? Everyone's favorite visually-challenged Star Trek character is Twitter's most "famous actor." Levar Burton, aka Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge aka ex-host of Reading Rainbow, stands ahead of actors Jim Carrey, Tom Cruise and Tom Hanks.

Thoughtful Writer

Ok: Paulo Coelho, Margaret Atwood we get. Maybe even Deepak Chopra. But John Cusack? Guess his role as a sci-fi author in 2012 was really convincing.

Great Artist

Kudos to DC's own hip hop upstart Wale for topping the list of heavyweights including Coldplay, Alicia Keys and Kanye West.

Beautiful Person

In ranking that's sure to begrudge her more famous sister Kim, Kourtney Kardashian joins actress/model Lauren London, American socialite and businesswoman Angela Simmons and multimedia maven B. Scott on Twitter's "beautiful persons" list.


Terrible People

We were curious who Twitter loathes the most. Apparently, it's CNN's Anderson CooperFamily Guy creator Seth MacFarlane and comedian Rob Huebel.

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