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I wrote about this last week and called it pretty much spot-on, because as of right now, Sunday, November 3, 2013, at 2.30pm ET, U.S. pop superstar Katy Perry has usurped Canadian teen idol Justin Bieber as Twitter’s most popular user, and is now likely to become the first profile to reach 50 million followers on the platform.
Remember when Ashton Kutcher was the king of Twitter?
No? I’m not surprised. It was a while back. You kind of had to be there. Kutcher was Twitter’s numero uno – that is, most-followed user – for quite some time, and was actually the first account to reach one million followers. Fast-forward to the present day, and Ashton isn’t even in Twitter’s top ten (he’s 30th).
Because in this cockamamy, crazy world that we call social media, life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.
Justin Bieber continues to reign supreme as the king of Twitter, with his now more than 45 million followers enough to edge out second-placed Katy Perry, although the gap is narrowing rapidly, and Perry is on track to catch and pass Bieber before the end of the year.
Indeed, over the past six weeks Perry has added more than 3 million extra fans to her Twitter profile, and her tally of 44 million and change is a little more than one million followers behind Bieber, who added just two million over the same period. Right now, Perry is adding twice as many followers per day as Bieber – if this continues, she could be Twitter’s numero uno by the time of our next update.
Justin Bieber continues to reign supreme as the king of Twitter, with his more than 43 million followers still leaving him well clear of second-placed Katy Perry, who passed former long-term Twitter number one Lady Gaga last month.
Indeed, Perry has gained ground on Bieber in August, narrowing the gap between her and the coveted Twitter top spot by a couple of hundred thousand followers, but the 2.2 million gap is still a big ask. Bieber, meanwhile, remains on track to become the first Twitter user in history to reach 50 million followers, which he should reach by January of next year.
Unless you’ve spent most of the day trapped under something heavy, you’ve probably heard that the Duchess of Cambridge is in labour. Catherine and William arrived at St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, west London, at 6am GMT this morning, and the royal push is now well underway.
The couple have not announced the sex of the baby-to-be, but that hasn’t stopped Twitter speculating. Indeed, mentions of the royal baby have reached such a fever pitch over the past 24 hours that they’re even outpacing tweets sent to the micro-blogging social network’s reigning l’enfant terrible, Justin Bieber.
It’s been an inevitability for some time now, but Canadian teenybopper sensation Justin Bieber has finally overtaken Queen of Twitter Lady Gaga as the micro-blogging social network’s most-followed user, grabbing the crown earlier today.
I know, I know. But the deed is done. Bieber’s time-of-writing 33,323,245 followers has edged Gaga’s 33,320,260 to put him at the very top of Twitter’s elite list of power-celebrities. And, as of right now, there’s literally nobody to challenge him.
For a couple of years now, Twitter’s most-followed user list has been dominated by female pop singers. Six of the top ten Twitter users – Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Rihanna, Britney Spears, Taylor Swift and Shakira – fit within that category, and if you include Justin Bieber (at #2) and Nicki Minaj (at #11), eight of Twitter’s top eleven most-followed personalities are pop stars, each of whom has tens of millions of followers.
But who do they follow on Twitter?
As much as it pains me to say it, Canadian teenybopper Justin Bieber is a social media phenomenon.
In just four
unbearably long short years, Bieber (and his team) has intelligently used social platforms such as YouTube, Twitter and Facebook to propel an unknown, 13-year old kid into a global megastar and uber-brand, with millions and millions of fans around the world.
On Twitter, he’s second only to Lada Gaga in popularity, with his 14 million followers keeping him constantly in Twitter’s Trending Topics and amongst the network’s most-retweeted users. And he’s bigger still on Facebook and YouTube, with 37 million Likes and over two billion video views respectively.
Justin Bieber is the second most-popular user on Twitter with over 11.5 million followers – only Lady Gaga has more – and pretty much everything he tweets is guaranteed to receive hundreds and hundreds of retweets and replies.
In fact, he’s arguably got the most obsessed following on all of Twitter. But how does that stack up to ticket sales for Bieber’s gigs?
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