Obsessed Much?

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Millions of tweets are sent everyday from ordinary people to their idol, inspiration, and even most-loathed famous person.

Surfing the twitter world, you can find tweet upon tweet of people reaching out to their idol for just one tweet of acknowlegdement of their existence.

Randomly looking at high-profile Twitter accounts, I came across a girl who repeatedly tweeted Maroon 5 frontman, Adam Levine. Without naming the specific Twitter profile, the brief tweet conversation went like this:

GIRL: HEYY YOU WITH THE FACE. what’s it take to get a reply from ya? Hint hint. Cough cough. (;

ADAM LEVINE: “why hello there!”

GIRL: “well hellooo. (: You just like made my life. Iloveyou. I’m definitely not sleeping tonight. Thank you mr.”

This is only one in amongst the millions. Is this surprising? No.

According to ‘Twitaholic’, the 10 most followed Twitter accounts on Saturday, 21 August 2010 were:

  1. Britney Spears (britneyspears): 5,664,965 followers
  2. Lady Gaga (ladygaga): 5,655,567 followers
  3. Ashton Kutcher (aplusk): 5,548,988 followers
  4. Ellen DeGeneres (TheEllenShow): 5,057,523 followers
  5. U.S President Barack Obama (BarackObama): 5,014,398 followers
  6. Justin Bieber (justinbieber): 4,626,962 followers
  7. Kim Kardashian (KimKardashian): 4,487,401 followers
  8. Oprah Winfrey (Oprah): 4,029,692 followers
  9. Taylor Swift (taylorswift13): 3,944,019 followers
  10. John Mayer (johncmayer): 3,588,440 followers

What’s common about all of these profiles? Yes, they’re all in the tabloids and all in America.

Fan obsession only seems to be increasing with these social media platforms…

So, why do you follow celebrities on Twitter?


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