The Top Celeb Tweeters of 2010
Do you follow Britney Spears or Kanye West?
-Kathryn H. Cusimano
10. Kanye West
Ah, our beloved Kanye West. He gave the world a gift when he joined Twitter over the summer and unleashed his special brand of crazy/genius onto the digital world. Whether he’s Tweeting pictures of private jets or inventing new handles (#ITSAPROCESS, #kanyeshrug), we’re dying to see what he’ll Tweet next.
9. Nick Kristof
The New York Times columnist and bestselling author uses his Twitter account for good, which makes him good enough for our list. Like any writer, Nick Kristof uses his account to share his articles, but he also uses it to bring attention to big news, great writing, important charitable causes and international human rights issues.
8. Aziz Ansari
Aziz Ansari has been making us laugh on Parks & Recreation and in his standup specials, and lately, on Twitter as well. Ansari spent the summer trying to predict his pal Kanye West’s tweets with hilarious results. He continues to bring his particular brand of cheerful sarcasm to the Internet, and boy are we glad he does it – we need more Aziz!
7. Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga is a strange celebrity, one who is entirely herself at all times, in all her weirdness. Her Twitter account is no exception. Gaga Tweets kind messages to her “little monsters” and even shares some very personal photos. Want to see what it looks like when Lady Gaga gets an eyelash in her coffee? Of course you do.
We’ve watched Britney Spears rise, fall and rise again. And if there’s anything that proves this girl has staying power, it’s her Twitter account. Spears is one of the most-followed people on Twitter with nearly 6.5 million followers. Though she isn’t as ubiquitous as she once was, Brit-Brit remains one of the most beloved pop stars of all time.