Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Lady Gaga first celeb to hit 20 million Twitter followers

Mashable reports: Lady Gaga has become the first person to attract 20 million followers on Twitter, blasting through that landmark number on Saturday.

Gaga topped fellow pop icon Britney Spears in August of 2010 to become the most-followed person on Twitter. Currently, Spears has 13.5 million Twitter followers — roughly 6.5 million less than Gaga.

While Spears occasionally posts personal tweets, her account is largely maintained by her management team. Gaga has claimed to personally maintain her Twitter account and regularly uses it to interact with fans, share original pictures and make announcements. After passing Spears, Gaga then dubbed herself the “Queen of Twitter,” and has retained the title ever since.

The top 5 most-followed people on Twitter are all musicians:
Lady Gaga (20 million)
Justin Bieber (18 million)
Katy Perry (15.7 million)
Shakira (14.5 million)
Rihanna (14.4 million)
While Bieber tweets much more often than Gaga does, statistics from suggest Gaga’s Twitter crown isn’t in any immediate danger of being overtaken by Bieber. Gaga’s daily Twitter growth rate is consistently higher than Bieber’s — keeping her lead safe.

--> This Top 5 list is sad testimony to where culture is at the moment.

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