One Direction Top Twitterers!

They are young, famous and adored by fans around the world. But boy band One Direction can now boast another achievement: they're more influential on Twitter than David Cameron, Piers Morgan, Caitlin Moran, Ricky Gervais and other British users of the social networking service.

That's according to PeerIndex, which has released its third annual chart of the top Twitter users in the UK, ranked by influence rather than just how many followers they have.

One Direction's five members take the top five slots in the chart, with Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Niall Horan and Louis Tomlinson all scoring 98 out of 100 for their Twitter influence, while Zayn Malik scores 97.

The top 10 is rounded out by Ed Sheeran, Cameron, Morgan, Moran and Gervais, with the chart based on PeerIndex's analysis of more than 10bn tweets from 150m people, focusing on UK Twitter users and the influence they have on other Brits.

"As Twitter has become more mainstream, the top 140 starts to resemble the contours of popular culture and power, the footballers, politicians and boy bands," said PeerIndex founder Azeem Azhar.

"However, social media’s democratising effects still allow those with challenging, well-defined or interesting views to build influence. Witness the number of independent media stars, like Marius Listhrop and Dan Howell and authors like Owen Jones and Caitlin Moran."

Corporate and brand accounts were excluded from the list, as were parody accounts and journalists from the main national newspapers, although those with external activities such as writing books (Moran and Jones, for example) stayed in.

PeerIndex is keen to point out that Twitter users can be influential without millions of followers, while also suggesting that the social network has fragmented into "subcultures" that exist almost entirely separately.

"Twitter is so rich and vast, that subcultures co-exist on it, often without knowing about each other," said Azhar. "For example, even though more than 900, 000 people follow both George Osborne, the chancellor, and Rylan, the reality TV celebrity, they only share six followers in common."

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This Is Us Sends Twitter Into Overload!

One Direction caused Twitter users to go crazier than ever about the boyband on Tuesday (August 20).

3.6 million tweets were sent relating to the group and the world premiere of their new movie This Is Us which took place in London's Leicester Square.

The giant screen in Leicester Square recorded more than 2 million tweets about the event itself, while the hashtag #1DMoviePremiere has been used on Twitter more than 1.9 million times over the last 24 hours.

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#ThisIsUsExclusiveAccess Competition

THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED!

So, you might have heard, theres a movie coming out in a few weeks....whats it called again? oh yeah

THIS IS US!

Well we couldnt let the Americans have all the fun could we! So the boys are on their way home for our very own premiere at Leicester Square's Empire Cinema next Tuesday 20th August, and we want YOU to be there!

We're giving one lucky pair a chance to attend the movie premiere in London where you'll see all the stars arrive on the red carpet, including five of the hottest boys around, along with your chance to see this awesome new movie! We're even going to put you up in the Raddison Hotel for the night so you can stay out late and enjoy the premiere night!

This is a once in a lifetime contest and we only have two tickets!

To be in with a chance to grab the pair all you have to do is two things! Be following us on our Twitter @FanClubDotCom and most importantly, tweet us a photo that shows why you are 1D's biggest fan! Maybe its your huge poster collection, every single CD the boys released, maybe you even painted a picture for them! Show us why you are the biggest OneDirection fan, and YOU can be winging your way to London!

This contest is open to UK residents only, you must make your own travel arrangements to London, where you will be staying at the Raddison Hotel, 31-36 Leicester St, London. Full details will be provided to the winner.

The contest is only open until Friday 16th August at Midnight UK time, so get a move on and be inventive!. The winner will be contacted Saturday morning via Twitter.

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WIN Niall Horan’s Trousers From “One Way Or Another”

Red Nose Day is right HERE, and to celebrate we have the BIGGEST Competition on the Fan Club to date!

To raise money for Red Nose Day, Comic relief have just auctioned off some of the Boys clothes, as worn in the One Way Or Another Music Video! AND Now in the movie This Is Us! with all the profits, almost £11,000 going to the charity.

We know how much you guys love the band so we bought Niall Horan's Trousers! Just for you guys! and one of you will win them!

You can check out the original listing on Ebay by clicking HERE where we paid over £1000 just for you! The trousers come with a certificate of authenticity from One Direction and a photo of Niall in the trousers! They are exactly as they were when he wore them! You can also find links to the listing on the official One Direction site, facebook and twitter, we even posted some photos below for you!

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SO HOW DO YOU WIN?

Everyone who signs up for an account here at the One Direction Fan Club between today Red Nose Day, March 15th and September 12th  will be entered into the draw AUTOMATICALLY, and on Nialls birthday September 13th we will announce the winner! You can even buy EXTRA chances to win by going to the WIN NIALLS TROUSERS page in the community tab, or clicking HERE after you login, so then you can get 2 chances to win!

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to own a piece of music memorabillia, AND help a good cause, as remember £2 from all VIP Membership signups will be donated to Comic Relief until March 31st!

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You can watch Nialls trip to Ghana in Part 2 of the One Direction Africa Diaries Below (Niall Starts 5 mins in)

Dont worry if you already signed up for an account, you can get entered into the competition too by purchasing the EXTRA chances to win option HERE after you login! so you can win too!

Make sure you tell everyone you know about this AMAZING competition, please tweet and facebook your friends a link to the page and help us raise even more money for Comic Relief!

The competition is open to everyone to signs up, from anywhere in the world!

You still get all the usual benefits of your Membership too remember! How great is that!

Make sure you tell everyone you know about this AMAZING competition, please tweet and facebook your friends a link to the page and help us raise even more money for Comic Relief!

The competition is open to everyone to signs up, from anywhere in the world!

So do it now!

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