We’re not sure that anybody cares at this point, but Twitter’s most popular user has broken another milestone: 3 million followers.
It took Ashton Kutcher more than four months to reach 1 million Twitter followers. It only took him a month and a half to double his following to 2 million. And now, he has 3 million people following his tweets, wherever they come from.
But does his personal rise matter to the social media world anymore? It’s strange to think that just a few months ago the entire Twitterverse was obsessed with his race to a million with CNN. It was a big part of what defined Twitter, especially as media outlets worldwide grabbed the story.
We think that Twitter users cared because it was still a novelty back then. Twitter was a quirky little service that only the “in-crowd” was using. Now it’s mainstream. Countless celebrities are connecting with fans via the microblogging tool while businesses and media organizations are joining Twitter in droves. In the past, Ashton was the celebrity to follow. Now you can almost certainly find the people that interest you most, as they’ve all joined since Ashton-Oprah rush.
In fact, Ashton’s growth from two million to three million followers was slower than his rise from one million to two million. He’s still insanely popular, but now the Twitterverse is bigger than even @aplusk.
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