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Britney Spears first person with 1 million Google+ followers

December 21, 2011 | 11:57 am


Click me baby one more time.

Britney Spears is the first person to get more than 1 million followers on Google+. As of this writing, she had 1.08 million according to Social Statistics. Google's founder, Larry Page, is the second most popular person on Google+ with 926,161 followers. Snoop Dogg comes in third with 930,292 followers.

Spears, who turned 30 this month, has a pretty robust social media presence — she is the fifth-most followed person on Twitter with 11.9 million following her tweets, and 15.7 million fans "like" her Facebook page.

But that doesn't put her anywhere close to the top of Facebook's most popular list. Currently, Eminem is the most "liked" person there with 38.7 million likes.

So why is Spears the queen of Google+?

Well, if you go to you'll find a giant Google+ icon on the bottom right, that takes up nearly one-sixth of the page. By comparison, there appears to be no Google+ icon anywhere on Rihanna's website

If you want it, you've got to work for it people!

Wondering what the most successful Google+ user in the world is sharing? Here's a taste:

"OMG. Last night Jason surprised me with the one gift I've been waiting for. Can't wait to show you! SO SO SO excited!!!! Xxo"


"Still glowing! About to jump on a plane to Planet Hollywood in Vegas. Throwing a Bday Party for Jason at Chateau Night Club. So fun. Xxoo"

That last post got 500 comments on Google+. The star (or her team) posted the same thing on Facebook, where more than 1,300 people commented on it.


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Image: A screen grab of which shows how the site prominently features Google+.