Happy birthday, Twitter! Can you believe it’s already been 10 years since we started sending our every passing thought (the ones we can fit into 140 characters, anyway) into the e-world for all to read?
In honor of Twitter’s 10th birthday, I decided to take a look at the 10 most-followed celebrities and analyze their accounts to find out what makes them so followable. (Note: I didn’t include the @YouTube and @Twitter accounts — yawn — which are the fifth and ninth most-followed accounts overall, respectively.) Please RT to begin the list, or just fav and keep reading.
1) Katy Perry
Found a curly fry in my dress just now. Gonna eat it. Hope that’s ok. #goodnightgoldenglobes
— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) January 11, 2016
— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) March 13, 2016
3) Taylor Swift
I feel like we achieved our goal of looking like we’re in a new primetime drama series called Family Secrets. pic.twitter.com/O33kRm8VJH
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) February 29, 2016
4) Barack Obama
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) March 17, 2016
Feed Description:Photos, ANTI promotion, ANTI World Tour promotion, Puma promotion, tweets about ANTI returning to the No. 1 spot on the Album 200 and yet no tweets about how it did so with only 17,000 in pure sales.
— Rihanna (@rihanna) February 29, 2016
6) Lady Gaga
Asia & I were thrilled to honor our friend Philip Treacy & his gift to the world though his magical hats. pic.twitter.com/cex29S9pgt
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) January 8, 2016
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) March 16, 2016
Feed Description:Tweets about Sauza 901, links to Instagram photos, gentle fan interaction, golf, the feeling that either Timberlake is the most boring man alive or someone is paid to run his account and keep it as uncontroversial as possible.
— Justin Timberlake (@jtimberlake) January 6, 2016
It’s hard to be this beautiful 💁 pic.twitter.com/QpsT0jToPn
— Britney Spears (@britneyspears) March 10, 2016
10) Kim Kardashian
Feed Description:Promotion, promotion, more promotion, selfies, links to her app (promotion), selfies, promotion, more selfies, “LOL,”, insincere “engagement” tweets, out-of-character klapbacks, nude selfies, and promotion.
Yeah, I’m the one your bitch like… pic.twitter.com/BcNQQ22yX0
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) March 4, 2016
How far we’ve all come in just 10 years…