Gone, But Not Forgotten
Many thanks to Rebecca from McGowan Transcriptions who has been in touch with this fascinating infographic, which details the most mentioned authors on instagram!
As you will see, nearly all of the below died BEFORE the advent of social media, yet they are mentioned a huuuuge amount of times. Only Maya Angelou lived to see the computerised age, she had her own Twitter account until her death in 2014).
Top 5 Authors On Insta
So, without further ado, here’s the Instagram Top 5 when it comes to famous writers:
1. William Shakespeare – 2,010,059 mentions (#shakespeare, #williamshakespeare)
2. J.R.R Tolkien – 964,045 mentions (#tolkien, #jrrtolkien)
3. Edgar Allan Poe – 789,022 mentions (#edgarallanpoe, #poe)
4. Maya Angelou – 591,462 mentions (#mayaangelou, #angelou)
5. Jane Austen – 544,636 mentions (#janeausten, #austen)
Most Mentioned Books
The infographic also notes the most mentioned books on the social media platform. Although Tolkien himself has just under a million hashtags, Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit are mentioned nearly 5 million times. This is probably unsurprising given the popularity of the films, but I think it says something about the factors that influence an author’s continued popularity over time.
So, check out the infographic and let me know what you think in the comments section!