Sunday, March 15, 2009

Britney Spears & Ashton Kutcher Among Twitter's Top 10

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- The Web is alive - with the sound of Twitter!

Dozens of celebrities have hopped onto the social networking Web site in the last few months, tweeting 140-character messages ranging from what they're eating to questions for fans. And judging by the hundreds of thousands of people who are following them on the site, their fans are Twittering right back.

According to's top 100 list, Britney Spears and Ashton Kutcher are almost as popular as Barack Obama and CNN's Breaking News page.

Celebs from all walks of life, from basketball star Shaquille O'Neal to former Vice President Al Gore , are among the site's most popular users.

As of Saturday, CNN's Breaking News Twitter page is Twitter's most-followed feed, with 481,541 followers as of Saturday. U.S. president Barack Obama was close behind with 444,132, while Twitter's own official feed ranked third with 394,940 followers.

And then there are the celebs.

Britney Spears has 364, 219 followers for her official feed, making her fourth on the list. So far Brit's tweets, authored by the pop star, her management and those that run her Web site have offered Britney's latest happenings and news -- like the fact that Fergie was at the pop star's Friday show.

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