People Can See How Rich You Are By Your Twitter Account

(Insert dollar bill emoji)

Before you balk at the hyperbolic headline, this is according to new research from the University of Toronto that suggests your Twitter behavior is indicative of your salary.

The Toronto-based team analysed 10 million posts from 5,191 public Twitter profiles to see whether job type affected how people Tweeted.

The results showed that high (in the £30-40K plus category) and low earners demonstrated different behavior on the social media platform, with high rollers having noticeably more Twitter followers.


Aside from having no Twitter friends, you can also spot a low-income tweeter by their love of sharing links in tweets.

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We now suggest taking a moment to click through to your own Twitter account and assess your earnings based on your latest tweet. Minimum wage, or baller?


If your account is looking more pennies than pounds, here’s three proven ways to add a veneer of $$$$...

1 | Get shouty.

Anger was a running theme in the profiles of high-earners, so think ‘boardroom’ when compiling your tweets, !!!! and CAPS LOCK etc.

2 | Retweet

Don’t be selfish in your feed. Remember, rich people retweet.

3 | Scare your followers

The internet is governed by fear. Literal fear, but mostly FOMO. Tap into the anxiety and you’ll get richer quicker.

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