Rob Pegoraro blog post mentions Lady Gaga
If you were hoping for evidence that Twitter is making all of us smarter, please don't read this post. According to TechCrunch, the title of most-followed-Twitter-user passed "sometime last night" from Britney Spears to Lady Gaga.
No, I would not have known of this momentous development were it not for TechCrunch's reporting.
The pop singer -- the second one, I mean -- noted the news in a YouTube video in which she declared herself "Queen of Twitter."
What kind of numbers does it take to claim that title? As of 1:22 today, Gaga can boast of 5,780,921 followers, compared with 5,717,695 for Spears. By way of comparison, President Obama trails them both with 5,081,690 followers, Conan O'Brien is far behind at 1,442,676, the Dalai Lama is stuck at 690,874 and the hack who wrote this drivel has a pitiful 3,972 followers.
Make of all that what you will.
(Yes, this post is a cheap and lazy rip-off of Gene Weingarten's brilliant essay on how the quest for Web traffic has changed newsroom cultures, which ran under the Web headline "Gene Weingarten column mentions Lady Gaga." Look, it's a slow news day. ... I promise I'll have something more substantive here soon, once I finish typing up my notes from this morning's demo. Oh, and after I get lunch.)
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