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Most celebrities take to Twitter like ducks to water, and even those who are resistant at first quickly become addicts once they’ve figured it all out. But there are still a few big names out there who have yet to take the plunge, and some of them get very vocal about their reasons why.
Still, if you had your druthers, which celebs would you like to see on Twitter? The TODAY show spoke to Twitter CEO Dick Costolo about his wish list on Friday, and his answer might surprise you.
Twitter is hundreds of thousands of people’s go-to source for hard-charging news on everything from the NSA scandal and BlackBerry drama to the latest in the Amanda Bynes saga and in Miley Cyrus’s controversial career.
Security and surveillance software leader BrickHouse Security created an infographic to discern the breakdown in Twitter popularity among these contrasting topics.
Put more bluntly, where exactly do people’s priorities lie when it comes to international events vs. celebrity controversies?
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.
Celebrities and Twitter can be a spicy mix, with titans clashing for the top-followers spot and battles breaking out with 140-character barbs that would horrify the most lenient of publicists.
The infographic below from web hosting company HostGator takes a look at some of the most memorable celebrity Twitter battles, from Kirstie Alley and Charlie Sheen to Lady Gaga and Katy Perry.
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.
We’ve been saying that it’s been on the cards for a while, but long-term Twitter numero uno Lady Gaga, who was the most-followed user on the micro-blogging social network for more than two years, has fallen to third place amongst the platform’s elite, being caught and passed by Katy Perry.