Justin Bieber set to outpace Lady Gaga on Twitter
LOS ANGELES—Teen idol Justin Bieber is set to make Twitter history this weekend when he is forecast to overtake Lady Gaga as the most followed person on the microblogging website.
Twitter Counter, which tracks and analyzes Twitter usage, said Thursday that, according to its algorithms, the Biebs will overtake the Mother Monster around 4:23 pm (2123 GMT) on Sunday.
“For now, Lady Gaga is in the lead in follows alone,” it said in an email to subscribers. “Bieber’s account, however, is growing at a faster rate.”
Lady Gaga, who has led the Twitter pack since August 2010 when she outpaced fellow pop star Britney Spears, had 33,159,886 followers — and Bieber 33,102,814 — shortly before 4:00 p.m. (2100 GMT) on Thursday.
Both are currently on tour in the United States.
Recent Stories:DOTC execs slammed at MRT, LRT fare-hike hearing 11 mins elapsed De Lima alarmed over recent spate of media killings 33 mins elapsed SEA Games: 2 PH boxers settle for bronze, 2 others advance to finals 46 mins elapsed MRT resumes operations 51 mins elapsed Abundo leads Cafe France’s rout of Wangs in PBA D-League 1 hour elapsed Aquino: Philippines to rise from ‘Yolanda’ destruction 2 hours elapsed Indonesia warns of Christmas terror attack threat 2 hours elapsed Cebu’s SWU stuns FEU for a ticket to PCCL finals 2 hours elapsed