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Justin Bieber tops Lady Gaga as Twitter's most-followed user

January 22, 2013|By Christie D'Zurilla
  • Justin Bieber now has the most-followed account on Twitter.
Justin Bieber now has the most-followed account on Twitter. (Evan Agostini / Associated…)

It seems like only yesterday that Lady Gaga was celebrating 20 million Twitter followers from her No. 1 perch atop the microblogging site, with Justin Bieber chugging along in second place with more than 18 million.

OK, it wasn't exactly yesterday, it was last March, but you get the idea.

Now, though, oh, how the tables have turned: With follower counts currently north of 33 million each, Bieber has finally passed Gaga to take the Twitter crown. 

As of Tuesday around noon they were separated by less than 10,000 followers, which is officially Only A Smidgen of separation when you get up into 33-million-plus territory, but it was good enough for the Internet to declare Bieber No. 1 in the Twitterverse.

A couple of interesting bits of info on the two singers' tweeting habits. While Gaga appears to have signed up about a year before the Biebs did, the youngster tweets about eight times more frequently than Mother Monster does. Flipping that around, she follows almost 23,000 more people than he does.

Both are quite high in the "following" department, though, at well over 100,000 each -- unlike the No. 3 account, Katy Perry's. She follows only 118 other users.

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