The Most Influential Person on Twitter is…

Taylor Swift at the American Music Awards. Photo by John Salangsang/BFA/REX/Shutterstock (9919915hb)

Twitter. It’s where all the cool people hang out.

The social media platform is known to be the hub of journalists, politicians, and celebrities with senses of humor (we’re looking at you, Ryan Reynolds and Anna Kendrick!)

With just weeks to go until 2018 draws to a close, social media monitoring company, Brandwatch, has now revealed who it believes was the Most Influential Person on Twitter for the year.

“The accounts were ranked according to a selection of criteria that added together to create their influence score,” the company said. “This is a measure of how influential an account is over time, based on the level of genuine engagement they are creating. While lots of followers, retweets and replies will help, the more influential the people they engage with, the better the score.”

The lists of men and women may surprise you (especially as 2018’s most influential female only tweeted 13 times…)

Former One Direction member, Liam Payne, ranked first for the men, while Gorgeous singer, Taylor Swift, represented the fairer sex.

Ryan and Anna, we’re not angry; just disappointed.