A survey of the top 100 CEOs in the US shows that they’re sadly lacking in the social networking scheme of things.
Uberco delivered startling results showing that only two out of the 100 have Twitter accounts, only 13 have Linkedin profiles, 81 percent don’t have a personal Facebook page – and, horrifyingly – not one of them has a blog.
The two CEOs that have Twitter accounts are Warren Buffett of Berkshire Hathaway and Alan Lafley of Procter and Gamble. Buffet has 7,441 followers but follows no-one, while Lafley only has 33 followers.
Even the CEOs that have Linkedin accounts don’t really go for it bigtime with very few connections.
But three of them – Michael Dell of Dell, Gregory Spierkel of Ingram Micro and John Chambers of Cisco aren’t doing too badly, with 500+, 213 and 82 connections respectively.
Facebook CEOs have very few friends. Rex Tillerson of Exxon Mobile has no friends at all.
While a high proportion of the laggards have Wikipedia entries, Uberco discovered that 30 percent of the 76 Wikipedia entries have out of date or inadequate information.
Uberco concludes: “The country’s leading CEOs aren’t anywhere near as connected as their employees, partners, executives and customers are likely to be. They’re simply not communicating in the same way. It gives the impression that those CEOs are distant, disinterested and disengaged.”