December 14, 2011 by admin · Comments Off
Reportedly, “Winning!” and “Ray’s Pizza!” is how Charlie Sheen was answering his cell phone last week after the torrent of calls and text messages started coming in: he had inadvertently tweeted publicly a direct message disclosing his phone number. His online followers did not wait a second before commencing the serial retweeting and dialing of the once-privileged digits. As if that weren’t enough to cause a media riot by itself, the kicker was that the would-be direct message was sent to @justinbieber, the person whose unquestioned dominance in the Twitterverse forced Jack Dorsey’s group to recalibrate the trending formulas.
To go by captured screen shots, Sheen’s would-be direct message to Justin Bieber read: “310-954-7277 Call me bro. C.” Although questions remain about why Sheen wanted Bieber to call him, many are probably relieved that the message didn’t contain anything scandalous beyond the individuals involved in the exchange. Sheen, who’s seen his share of controversy, was the object of unrivaled attention earlier this year after a tumultuous exit from “Two and a Half Men” and his subsequent replacement by Ashton Kutcher as the show’s lead. Sheen has a Twitter following that exceeds 5.5 million while Justin Bieber comes in second only to Lady Gaga.
May 16, 2011 by admin · Comments Off
Lady Gaga has temporarily achieved Twitter Gold. On Saturday, for the 10th million time, a person on Twitter decided to follow her. At last checking, Lady Gaga’s Twitter account had 10,068,309 followers. Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta (Gaga, by her given name) is the first person to reach 10 million followers on Twitter. And not entirely disparately, her two closest pretenders to the top of Twitter’s totem pole are teen singing (and hair) sensation Justin Bieber and 44th president of the United States, Barack Obama.
They, in turn, are followed by Britney Spears and Kim Kardashian at 7,845,366 and 7,498,364, respectively. Lady Gaga also previously bested Bieber to the 9th million follower mark. Twitter itself must be feeling very proud that its site is garnering so much attention and that Twitter rankings are continuously used as an important factor in the calculations for overall online popularity.
It was only about two years ago, in April 2009, that Ashton Kutcher — Charlie Sheen’s much vaunted “replacement” on “Two and a Half Men” — became the first person to amass 1 million followers. Quick Twitter facts of quirk: (1) The man himself, Charlie Sheen, was able to gain 1 million followers in little over a day (2) Beyoncé’s account just reached the same number without her ever having tweeting a thing and (3) Justin Bieber is predicted to take over the top spot later this year.
In recognition of her victory, Lady Gaga had the following to say, via Twitter: