I don’t know about you but every once in a while I love seeing a good Girl Fight..;-) Well Twitter has set the stage for one of the best ever. Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) just recently took the top spot from Britney Spears (@britneyspears) and may reach the 6 million follower mark before anyone. I still remember way back when Ashton Kutcher (@aplusk) beat out CNN (@cnnbrk) to the first million followers way back in April of 2009 http://twarketing.com/2009/04/17/ashton-kutcher-beats-cnn-and-britney-to-1-millon-followers-on-twitter/
Now a days, you can’t even get into the top 25 on Twitterholics if you don’t have 2 million plus followers.
I think the next milestone for all that are caring to watch will be the first person or personality that gets to the 10 million follower mark. I am still personally routing for Oprah Winfrey (@oprah). All she has to do is tell her raving fans.. me included to follow her and get her to 10 million followers as a send off present to her last season on regular tv. Oprah is currently 8th on the list at this posting with just over 4 million followers but I bet she could get to 10 million faster than anyone if she put her tweet mind to it.
Here is an idea. Oprah does her final show as a Tweetup and gives everyone in the audience there choice of an iPhone, Blackberry Torch or the coolest Android phone at the time. She then tells the audience in the studio and her audience at home that before the end of her live fair well show she wants to be number one on Twitter. I bet she could probably get to 20 million followers by the end of the show if all went according to plan.
The only other person that I would route for is Barack Obama (@BarackObama). Wouldn’t it be cool to see our President retake that top spot on Twitter by announcing that we are finally out of this recession and that our unemployment rate has dropped to less than 2 percent. Yeah, I know like that is going to happen anytime soon. I guy could dream can’t he.
My dark horse in all of this 10 million or bust twitter follower stuff is little Justin Bieber (@JustinBieber). He is young enough to be my kid and I really don’t get the reason why he is so popular but his Twitter stock is on the rise and he could trump @ladygaga, @britneyspears, @oprah and the prez @BarackObama before it is all said and done.
What are your thoughts on all this? Who is your favorite person or personality to be the first to 10 million Twitter followers?