Quantcast

Justin Bieber set to outpace Lady Gaga on Twitter



Justin Bieber. AP

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:

PH envoy–ties with US stronger 70 years after MacArthur’s landing 12 mins elapsed BFAR builds more fish cemeteries 27 mins elapsed Warming Earth heading for hottest year on record 33 mins elapsed Chile arrests former Pinochet aide in killings 58 mins elapsed White House: Nazis shouldn’t get Social Security 1 hour elapsed Sight of Laude’s body leaves German boyfriend speechless 1 hour elapsed Palestinians accuse settler of killing schoolgirl 1 hour elapsed Jews buy homes in contested Arab area of Jerusalem 1 hour elapsed
Complete stories on our Digital Edition newsstand for tablets, netbooks and mobile phones; 14-issue free trial. About to step out? Get breaking alerts on your mobile.phone. Text ON INQ BREAKING to 4467, for Globe, Smart and Sun subscribers in the Philippines.




  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QZ73GJNOBRAHYBAAWIKSYCS4VE paul

    hmm…2 untalented bums jockeying for the top spot….

  • henri_see

    Just proves the point that Twitter is for Twits.



Copyright © 2014, .
To subscribe to the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper in the Philippines, call +63 2 896-6000 for Metro Manila and Metro Cebu or email your subscription request here.
Factual errors? Contact the Philippine Daily Inquirer's day desk. Believe this article violates journalistic ethics? Contact the Inquirer's Reader's Advocate. Or write The Readers' Advocate:
c/o Philippine Daily Inquirer Chino Roces Avenue corner Yague and Mascardo Streets, Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines Or fax nos. +63 2 8974793 to 94
Advertisement
Advertisement
Marketplace