Sunday, May 23, 2010

Lady Gaga Set To Reign Twitter

If the Britney Vs Ashton battle wasn't exciting enough get a load of this.

According to new data - which hit our inbox this morning courtesy of Famecount - Lady Gaga could easily outdo both Ashton and Britney Spears to be crowned Twitter's number one.

Last week we reported that Britney Spears and Ashton Kutcher were head-to-head in the race to hit 5 million followers. Britney Spears currently has 4,908,674 million Twitter followers, but is growing at a much faster rate - having added 159,891 over the last month alone.

However, if Britney Spears does become top of the Twits, Lady Gaga may steal the pop princess’ crown to become Twitter queen. The emerging star currently has 4,074,517 Twitter followers having added an incredible 1.5 million followers in the last 4 months.

Fame Across Multiple Social Media Channels

In terms of aggregated fame across the entire social Web, Britney is already slightly ahead of Ashton, with 2.9 million Facebook fans, 4.9 million Twitter followers, and 208,000 YouTube subscribers, giving her a Famecount index of 83.7%.

Ashton Kutcher has a Famecount index of 81.7%, with 3.4 million Facebook fans, 4.9 million Twitter followers, but just 10,000 YouTube subscribers.

Lady Gaga is ahead of both stars across the wider social Web with a Famecount index of 97.7%, making her the second most popular social media star in the world after President Obama.

“It’s interesting when you look at the relative tweeting rates of these two stars,” said Daniel Dearlove, Founder of “Ashton Kutcher has tweeted more than 5,000 times during his time on Twitter and tweets regularly about his life several times throughout the day. Conversely, Britney Spears is much less active – tweeting only occasionally alongside her manager Adam Leber, and having only sent 377 tweets in her entire time on Twitter. It highlights the degree to which loyal fans will follow existing celebrities online just because of their existing notoriety – Britney has built up a following quickly and emphatically.”