*disclaimer, I removed myself from all lists to make room for those whose egos need more massaging 😉
I have to admit that I don’t follow many at the very top, I’m not a big sleb watcher, but the list does make interesting reading. I was very surprised to find Coldplay at number 17 and not so surprised that GaGa made number one.
1. Lady GaGa, this is a woman who has her monsters well and truly under control secring her place as the Queen on Twitter.
2. Barack Obama, we all know Mr Obama is a bit of a ledge (legend) but despite certain people’s claims that his is out of favour, he’s obviously got plenty of monsters of his own.
3. Britney Spears, just as everyone likes a bit of car crash TV, I’m sure that most of her followers hang on with baited breath waiting for the meltdown (maybe that’s unkind but when was the last record she released)
4. Kim ‘bloody’ Kardashian who seems to be EVERYWHERE at the moment, she can’t really be that interesting can she?
5. Aston Kutcher (the eye candy) Ashton’s numbers increased drastically post his Demi Moore break up, I followed him for a while but all he seemed to talk about was saving whales – Obviously trying hard to be a nice guy *Yawn*
At this point you will be saying “but they’re all American” yes folks, we may be a mighty little Island but ‘little’ is the operative word and in the world stakes the Yanks outnumber us quite substantially. So to counteract the very American top leaderboard, here is the top five as published in The Independent on Thursday 1st March:
- Richard Branson, everyone wants tips from this self-made multi billionaire, he first appeared on Twitter in 2008 and recently bought shares in the company, he is a social media force to be reckoned with. When asked what the biggest regret of his career was in a recent interview, he replied: “Not starting Twitter.” – Oh Richard, you don’t have enough fingers for all of the pie
- Sarah Brown, wife of Gordon. From Prime Ministers wife to passionate campaigner, Sarah has a huge Twitter following (but she does make a very surprising number two)
- Alan Carr ‘chatty man’ chats incessantly on Twitter and goes down a storm, I enjoy Alan Carr’s Tweets, hes a national treasure.
- Ricky Gervais I have to admit that I don’t find him funny but apparently lots of people on Twitter do, I guess now that he is a Academy Awards staple host his appeal has skyrocketed.
- Rob Brydon said Twitter was like a community but it had also opened him up to ‘the most incredible abuse’, yet this didn’t stop him using Twitter to announce the birth of his 5th child.
Check them out for yourself:
Speaking of Ashton Kutcher..
Recently I read that Ashton Kutcher is set to play Steve Jobs in a film about his life, having only seen pictures of Steve Jobs in his later years I thought that Steve Jobs would be pretty chuffed with that bit of casting and then I found this picture… can you see the similarities? I know who I’d rather watch.
And speaking of slebs on Twitter, Madonna made her one and only appearance on Twitter at the end of March to defend herself over allegations that she was glorifying drug use. DeadMau5 took exception to Madonna saying “How many people in this crowd have seen Molly,” at a recent performance in Miami. The Twitter row was watched by millions but Mau 5 was left deflated when Madonna tweeted: “I was referring to the song ‘Have You Seen Molly?’, written by my friend Cedric Gervais who I almost worked with on my new album.”