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              FILE - In this Monday, April 9, 2012, file photo, Instagram is demonstrated on an iPhone, in New York. Instagram, the popular photo-sharing service that Facebook bought this year, is the target of a storm of outrage on Twitter and other sites after the company announced Monday, Dec. 17, 2012 a change in its user agreement that hinted that it might use shared photos in ads. (AP Photo/Karly Domb Sadof, File)
              FILE - In this Monday, April 9, 2012, file photo, Instagram is demonstrated on an iPhone, in New York. Instagram, the popular photo-sharing service that Facebook bought this year, is the target of a storm of outrage on Twitter and other sites after the company announced Monday, Dec. 17, 2012 a change in its user agreement that hinted that it might use shared photos in ads. (AP Photo/Karly Domb Sadof, File)   

Study: Three out of four world leaders on Twitter

A recent study found that 75 percent of world leaders are communicating through Twitter with either a personal or governmental account.

The Digital Policy Council, an international think tank, says in its annual report that out of 164 countries, 123 are on Twitter.

President Barack Obama had 25 million followers — more than any other world leader. Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez came in second, with 3.5 million followers.

The study also found that in 2011, 42 percent of world leaders were on the social network; 33 percent of world leaders were on Twitter in 2010.

Since the service has increasingly played a major role in relaying current events and news, TechCrunch reported that “it makes sense that some of the people with the most serious of occupations are finally starting to come around to the value of the platform.”

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