Britney Spears Makes the Smartest Social Media Move

brintey spearsReal quick, when you think of Twitter, what celebrities come to mind? For me, it's Ashton Kutcher (even though he's "taking a break"), Lady Gaga, Kim Kardashian, and everybody's favorite daddy pop star, Justin Bieber. They're the ones with a crazy amount of followers. They're the ones who seem to always be making news with their pithy tweets. And they're the ones who, most likely, won't ever be dethroned as the reigning kings and queens of the Twittersphere.

So, what's a celeb (who isn't one of them) to do when they want to make their mark in the world of technology? Head on over to Google Plus and take s**t over, that's what!

At least, that's what Britney Spears did.


As it stands now, the original post-Madonna pop princess has 772,589 followers on Google Plus, making her the most followed person on the social networking site. She even beat out Google co-founder Larry Page, who has 761,686.

Now, you should know, Britney actually does have a ton of Twitter followers, as well (over 11 million, if you're curious), but despite her impressive number, I don't think people consider Britney a star in the Twitter world. At least I don't. And that's a good thing.

Twitter is getting old. It's stale. It needs something new. The same celebs tweet the same crap over and over and over again. We get it, Kim Kardashian, you feel so blessed and you love your fans, blah, blah, blah. I'm not so sure any of these avid-tweeting celebs are going to take their career, or anything for that matter, to a new level. At this point, it basically is what it is.

So, it's kinda sorta genius that Britney took over Google Plus. I mean, that's uncharted territory right there. And look, she's making news just for doing so! In spite of my mixed feelings about the site -- and my doubts that anybody was actually using it -- garnering a ton of followers on it was one of the best tech moves a celebrity could have made. It's free. It was ripe for the picking. And it hasn't gotten stale. Yet.

Are you on Google Plus?


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