Premier Dunkley, Hannah Collins and Shari-Lynn Pringle *File photos
Premier Dunkley, Hannah Collins and Shari-Lynn Pringle *File photos

It’s been a whirlwind month for Premier Michael Dunkley.

Not only did he rise to the top political office in Bermuda, but he also managed to rocket into the top 10 Klout Scores in Bermuda. 

Klout measures a variety of social media, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn, among others — to see how much influence a person has.

Premier Dunkley is the first politician to make the Bermuda list. 

Since becoming Premier early in May, Mr Dunkley has become a SoMe (social media) hero with an increase in posts to his Facebook page and Twitter account, which helped propel him up the Bermuda rankings. 

The Premier saw a five-point jump in his Klout score.

That was the second-biggest jump of the month behind Hannah Collins’ rise from 60 points to 67. 

Ms Collins is tied for eight on the Bermuda list with Karriem Sharrieff.

The top three biggest social media influencers continue to be Fox news commentator and former WWE champ John Layfield, and musicians Collie Buddz and Heather Nova.

Shari Lynn Pringle continues to rise as she moved from seventh to fourth.

Forbes writer Clare O’Connor dropped one spot to fifth but her score remained at 70 points. 

Tied for sixth at 69 points were Bernews and the Bermuda Sun’s Carla Zuill. 

Making his first appearance in the rankings is Bermemes’ Makeem Bartley at number 15 with 64 points. 

The Bermemes crew is well-represented with Mr Sharrieff joined by Dejon Simons at #23 and Bermemes at #15. Eilzabete Varao barely missed the top 35 with 58 points.

There is no search for Bermuda-related Klout people. If you would like to be included on next month’s list and have a score of at least 50, either e-mail Don Burgess at dburgess@bermudasun.bm or Tweet him at DonatBDASun with a link to your Klout page. 


Top 50 Klout scores in Bermuda

Name May June

1. John Layfield 85 86

2. Collie Buddz 80 80

3. Heather Nova 79 79

4. Shari-Lynn Pringle 71 69

5. Clare O’Oconnor 70 70

6. Bernews 69 70

6. Carla Zuill 69 70

8. Karriem Sharrieff 67 69

8. Hannah Collins 67 60

10. Michael Dunkley 66 61

11. Emily Ross 65 67

11. Clifton Webb 65 64

11. Power Girl Trina 65 63

11. Fairmont Hamilton 65 63

15. Bermuda Sun 64 65

15. Makeem Bartley 64 NA

15. Bermemes 64 62

18. Sportschickca 63 66

18. Fairmont Southampton 63 65

18. Marc Boden 63 63

18. Dudley Freedom 63 61

22. Bermuda Tourism 62 62

23. Dejon Simons 61 64

23. JD Lewis 61 64

23. Don Burgess 61 61

23. Patrick Caton 61 58

23. Digicel Bermuda 61 58

28. Chris Phillips 60 62

28. Laurel Burns 60 62

28. Ru Di 60 63

28. Bermudian magazine 60 60

32. Louis Galipeau 59 62

32. Jon Legere 59 60

32.  Graham Maule 59 59

32. Nothing to do in BDA 59 58

36. Elizabete Varao 58 59

36. Roy Burch 58 56

38. SociaLEE Consulting 57 NA

39. Nahki Wells 56 58

39. Qian Dickinson 56 58

39. The Royal Gazette 56 55      

42. Crystal Holdipp 55 61

42. Alexander Green 55 54

44. Zenji Ingham 54 60

44. Lexy Correia 54 60

44. Ledrew Fox 54 58

44. CellOne Bermuda 54 54

48. DJ Genie 52 52

48. Sophie Ternent 52 56

48. Zalika Furbert 52 51