Remember all the fuss around the rush to be the first Twitter user to 1 million followers back in the spring? For what it is worth Ashton Kutcher ended up taking the crown by piping CNN to the million mark but since then a whole host of celebrities have taken to using Twitter and the landscape of the top ten has changed considerably, we thought we would take a look at who was in the top 10 and what they are using the service for. Most of the top 10 are American based, quite a few of them tweet as little as once a day and some have pretty much stopped tweeting. What do you make of the top ten?
This Young man has really taken to social media and even has a number of personal projects he has invested in over the last couple of years and recently appeared on an episode of Diggnation so it is clear that he has been courting the tech savvy audience. Is at best a C list celebrity who has used Twitter effectively to further his career.
Verdict The Real Deal
This American talk show host got into tweeting recently enough but although has only sent out 400 messages has used her tweets wisely in giving out prizes, behind the scenes footage and general information about her show. Could do with a bit more interaction with her followers but going good for a newcomer.
Verdict Learning Fast
Briteny is one of the most recognizable stars in the world so had no hassle picking up a load of followers and continues to do so on a regular basis. Has a number of people running the account but does have some giveaways for fans and recently used twitter to have a virtual treasure hunt where users could find her hidden somewhere in New York.
Verdict Smart marketers running the account
4.CNN Breaking News
This is the account that was in the battle with Kutcher to get to a million followers and it has continued to grow at a decent pace since. Much has to do with the CNN brand as the account actually only tweets about once a day with a news story and there are actually hundreds of far better "breaking news" twitter accounts.
Verdict Not the real deal
Being Twitter's own account was always going to mean that this was a popular account and they use it to update followers about what is happening, if there are any outages and other little bits of random information from the founders. Has so many followers as it is featured all over the place.
Verdict Twitter broadcasting their message
6.Oprah Winfrey (oprah)
Jumped on the whole Twitter bandwagon when the media hype was at its highest and very quickly gathered up a million followers. Invited Twitter founder's on to her show and hyped it up to a whole new audience in middle America but has recently totally forgotten about using Twitter.
Verdict Too busy counting money elsewhere
This popular American presenter has the pull of American idol to get him followers as well as a couple of other TV and radio shows. The account is updated regularly and has some great behind the scenes info as well as some Hollywood gossip although it even says in the bio that some of the info comes from Ryan's producers.
Verdict Through to the next round
This America Porn/reality star has really taken to twitter and the fact that she clearly runs the account herself and interacts with people has clearly brought her in lots of followers. Her content may not be the most intellectually stimulating but it is the real deal.
Verdict Keep up the good work Kim
One of the first big stars on Twitter and a constant and prolific user of Twitter Shaq is the real deal be it meeting fans through the service, announcing his move to a new team or just giving fans a glimpse of his daily life. If you ever wanted to know what it is like to be one of the richest sports stars in the world then follow Shaq.
Verdict Slam Dunk
Used his account very smartly during the election campaign and most people credit his use of social media as one of the key factors in his election to office. Has had to be more careful since election with using Twitter and abandoned it for many months before starting to use it more carefully and just sending out very risk free links recently.
Verdict Started well but slipped recently, room to improve