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Thursday
Apr112013

Study: Katy Perry & Lady Gaga Among Most "Literate" Twitter Users

Image Courtesy Katy Perry via TwitterSure, anyone with a computer and an email account can sign up for Twitter, but who out there is creating really well-crafted, well-written tweets? When it comes to celebrities, Lady Gaga and Katy Perry are among the best, according to a new study.

Buzzfeed took the most-followed celebrities on Twitter and ran their most recent tweets through something called a "readability calculator," which determines what grade level any written piece would be suitable for. The celebrity who tweets at the highest grade level is President Barack Obama, whose tweets were ranked at a sixth-grade reading level.  But Katy Perry and Lady Gaga were right behind him: Katy's tweets ranked a 5.88, which is just below a sixth grade reading level, while Gaga scored a 5.74.

By comparison, Taylor Swift tweets at a fourth grade reading level, while Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears are both just under fourth grade.  Rihanna tweets at just below a third grade reading level, though we're not sure how they factored in her constant profanity.

Shakira, for whom English is a second language, tweets at just above a second grade reading level.  But even she beat out Justin Bieber, whose tweets ranked .64, or below a first grade reading level.

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