Shakira: A Social Networking Superstar

Tweets don’t lie… Shakira is the Latina queen of social media.

The 35-year-old Colombian superstar has been named to Forbes magazine’s list of the Top 10 Social Networking Superstars, which ranks the celebrities with the most Twitter followers and Facebook fans.


Shakira—a golden vision in the video for “Get It Started,” her collaboration with Pitbull—comes in at No. 6 on the list with 17.6 million Twitter followers and 52.5 million Facebook fans.

The Colombiana, one of the most popular celebrities on Facebook, uses her page to promote her latest music and videos, as well as offer a look inside her private life. She posts vacation photos like the ones she recently took on a trip to the south of France. And to extend her reach, the bilingual pop star posts on Twitter and Facebook in Spanish and English.

But Shakira wasn’t the only Hispanic celebrity to make the list…

Cristiano Ronaldo—the only athlete on the list—comes in right behind Shaki at No. 7.

The 27-year-old Portuguese fútbol star has 12 million Twitter followers and has 47.5 million Facebook fans. Ronaldo, who plays for Spanish La Liga club Real Madrid, often takes time to thank his fans for their continues support and offers his gratitude for being able to play soccer professionally.

Meanwhile, Selena Gomez ranks No. 10 on the list.

The 20-year-old half-Mexican American actress/singer has 12.3 million Twitter followers and 33 million Facebook friends.

The singer/actress uses the power of her social network to promote more than her movies and music. She uses Twitter and Facebook to call attention to her growing entrepreneurial ventures like Postcard On The Run, an app she invests in that lets you turn iPhone photos into snail-mail postcards. It’s nice for fans though because it means the young pop star posts photos from her vacations and tours including some with her boyfriend, Justin Bieber, who ranks No. 4 on the list.

Click here to check out the entire list, which is topped by Rihanna.

Gomez Goes Postal…

After making her mark in the worlds of music, television and fashion, Selena Gomez is going postal. Literally!

The 19-year-old half-Mexican singer/actress’ latest venture: helping fund an app that lets you print and send postcards from their mobile devices, according to All Things D.


Gomez first learned about the app, called Postcard on the Run, while on tour and instantly fell in love with it.

“And told all my friends about it,” added Gomez, who recently released the official video for her latest single, “Hit the Lights.”

After reaching out to the company to see how she could help, Gomez reportedly offered part of the $750,000  of start-up round funding, as well as some good old-fashioned promotion.

So far her word of mouth has produced good results. Postcard on the Run’s  founder and CEO Josh Brooks says a single post by Gomez on her Facebook page led to 20,000 app downloads in 24 hours

The former Disney star, who has more than eight million followers on Twitter and 25 million likes on her Facebook page, even Tweeted about her involvement with the company earlier this month.

“Alright guys, I partnered with Post Cards on the Run for a fun campaign,” she wrote, along with sharing a link to an announcement that includes possibly receiving a personal postcard from Gomez.

And she’s even using the app herself, already sending at least 12 postcards through the app to her grandmother.