First user reaches one million Google+ followers

If thinking about what Britney Spears is up to keeps you up all night, you'll be happy to know Spears has become the most popular person on Google+. In addition, she has become the first account to be included in more than one million circles.

It's almost enough to drive you crazy.

Spears overtook Google founder Larry Page, who had been the most circled user since the service launched, a few weeks ago at around 700,000 people. Page received a boost to around 900,000 followers in response, but it was not enough to stop Spears from continuing her claim to the top spot. Musician Snoop Dogg is hot on the heals of Page and may soon bump him down to third, on his own service.

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and MySpace founder Tom Anderson, strangely, continue to rank in the top 10 most circled individuals. Unfortunately for Page's fellow Google founder Sergey Brin, he has continued to move down the ranking and is currently ranked 12th.

The one million follower battle and milestone is reminiscent of the battle between actor Ashton Kutcher and CNN, in their battle to become the most followed user on Twitter a few years back. Kutcher won that battle, however, Spears has since overtaken Kutcher on Twitter as well. Soon after the A+K/CNN battle, the popularity of Twitter exploded.

Currently Lady Gaga is the most popular figure on Twitter, with nearly 17 million followers. Justin Bieber comes in a close second with 15.4 million, while Kutcher today ranks 11th in with only 8.7 million.

Spears currently has over 11 million Twitter followers.


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