The Straits Times
Published on Oct 05, 2012

Lady Gaga passes 30 million followers on Twitter


LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Pop diva Lady Gaga has set a social media record by becoming the first person with more than 30 million followers on Twitter.

As of Thursday afternoon, she had 30,030,949 followers on the micro-blogging website, and is adding them at the rate of 30,000 a day, according to the website that monitors celebrity use of social media.

The 26-year-old - real name Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta - also passed the four million mark on Google+ earlier this week, and is in second place to only Britney Spears on the search giant's social media platform.

"Paving the way for other stars on social media, Lady Gaga often interacts with her fans and has even set up her own social network for the Little Monsters with thousands of regular users," commented