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Gaga breaks 30 million followers mark

Lady Gaga in action: The star now has over 30 million Twitter followers, setting a new social media record.

Lady Gaga in action: The star now has over 30 million Twitter followers, setting a new social media record.

If there was any doubt as to Lady Gaga's global influence, let it be laid to rest.

The pop diva has set a social media record by becoming the first person with more than 30 million followers on Twitter.

As of Thursday afternoon, she had 30,030,949 followers on the micro-blogging website, and is adding them at the rate of 30,000 a day, according to the Starcount.com website that monitors celebrity use of social media.

The 26-year-old - real name Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta - also passed the four million mark on Google+ earlier this week, and is in second place to only Britney Spears on the search giant's social media platform.

"Paving the way for other stars on social media, Lady Gaga often interacts with her fans and has even set up her own social network for the Little Monsters with thousands of regular users," commented Starcount.com.

"But it is Twitter that has given her the incredible social popularity that she currently has," it added in a blog, noting that her Twitter takeover started two years ago when she passed Ashton Kutcher, Barack Obama and Spears.

"Since then, her domination on the network has gone unmatched - she was the first person to reach 10 million and 20 million followers and is keeping up the trend now with 30 million."

Her nearest rival is teen pop sensation Justin Bieber, with 28.5 million Twitter followers, while Katy Perry has 27.2 million. Rihanna has overtaken Gaga on YouTube and Facebook, but has only 26 million followers on Twitter.

AFP with smh.com.au

23 comments

  • She does truly deserve this. Her tweets are always so interesting and insightful. I can't wait for the next one!

    Commenter
    MT
    Date and time
    October 05, 2012, 11:51AM
    • Lady BlahBlah Move on...Next

      Commenter
      leroy
      Location
      newy
      Date and time
      October 05, 2012, 12:07PM
      • Well are you as rich has her ?

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        Anonymous1
        Date and time
        October 05, 2012, 2:05PM
    • 30 million sad sorry sods who really need to get out a bit more. Further proof the internet is really only good for having a dozen of your favorite wines delivered to your hotel room. All that investment so moron can follow moron. Brilliant.

      Commenter
      Moo
      Location
      China
      Date and time
      October 05, 2012, 1:01PM
      • And yet here you are complaining about the Internet; on the Internet.

        Commenter
        Daily reader
        Location
        Melbourne
        Date and time
        October 05, 2012, 3:12PM
      • Also good for leaving pointless comments and replies.

        Commenter
        Kel
        Date and time
        October 07, 2012, 10:07AM
    • Interestingly they don't mention how many of her followers are spammers...

      Commenter
      PS
      Location
      Sydney
      Date and time
      October 05, 2012, 1:10PM
      • Very true comment

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        Anonymous1
        Date and time
        October 05, 2012, 2:10PM
      • Or how many of her tweets she gets paid for.

        Commenter
        PeeRod
        Date and time
        October 07, 2012, 12:09PM
    • I have 12 ... moving on.

      Commenter
      Created not Evolved
      Date and time
      October 05, 2012, 1:11PM

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