Los Angeles, May 22, Ashton Kutcher is surely hooked to Twitter considering that he has been voted the most read celebrity on the social networking site and Twitter was the medium that the actor used to inform his fans about his appearance on the “The Late Show With David Letterman.” Not to be left far behind his popular wife Demi Moore, it was revealed that Ashton Kutcher had come prepared to take a photo of himself sitting on the lap of the comedian.
According to the latest reports, Ashton Kutcher was busy with his Iphone throughout the show which was broadcast on Friday night. David Letterman’s expression was also worth watching as the two got ready to be photographed together. It was only later that we got to know that Ashton Kutcher had written on his Twitter account before appearing live on the show that he would convince David Letterman to be photographed with him and would also try to make himself comfortable on the comedian’s lap following a similar act by his wife.
Ashton Kutcher supposedly maintains a regular correspondence with his fans through Twitter. The actor it seems posts tweets the entire day. So it was most natural that he be voted Twitter’s best celebrity. However it was reported earlier that his crown will possibly be on the head of Britney Spears soon. Twitter tell us that the pop queen is vying to snatch away the five million followers of Ashton Kutcher and the gap between their number of followers is soon drawing to a close. However one can expect that after the David Letterman show, the tweets and followers of Ashton Kutcher may well show a rise.
Twitter, Ashton Kutcher, Justin Bieber respond to zero follower glitch
Twitter’s meltdown today saw every user lose all their followers – at least on paper – as the company’s emergency solution for closing the newly discovered loophole (which allowed any user to force any other user to automatically follow back) has involved temporarily shutting down everyone’s ability to follow or unfollow, with the result being that every Twitter user is now listed as having zero followers and following zero people themselves. While Twitter is still otherwise working in that users can still tweet and view their timelines, those celebrities with the largest disparity in their follower-to-following ratio are seeing the biggest impact from the glitch. Here’s what a few of them have had to say on the matter:
Ashton Kutcher, Twitter’s most-followed user: “twitter is being hacked by some turkish hacker. haha I have 0 followers.”
Justin Bieber, Twitter’s most consistent trending topic : “only CHUCK NORRIS can save us now”
Perez Hilton, whom some are crediting for having primarily helped spread the hacking method: “To force someone to follow you on Twitter, type “accept [username without the @ symbol]“, e.g. accept [AplusK]” [editor's note: this no longer works]
…and from Twitter itself: “Follow count display is set to 0 and follow/unfollow is temporarily offline while we fix a bug.”
Twitter Changes "Trending Topics" Algorithm, Removing Justin Bieber from the List
As Ashton Kutcher and Britney Spears battle for the crown of most followers on Twitter, focus is on someone else. He may not have the most followers, but simply put Justin Bieber rules Twitter. His worldwide fans litter timelines with fun facts, sightings, personal encounters, and RTs from Beibster himself. Twitter has created a new algorithm to outsmart Bieber fans and stop the pint-size mogul from trending every day, but can that stop the millions of fans?
For months on end, Bieber has basked in the glory of being among the top trending issues on the social media network. Amidst celebrity scandals and natural disasters the "Baby" singer has found a permanent home on Twitter's trending list. For those who have not fully emerged in the world of Twitter, a trending topic is determined by what the users are talking about in real time.
A rep for Twitter commented on their blog, "Twitter is about what is happening right now, and we have recently updated our trending topics algorithm to reflect this. The new algorithm identifies topics that are immediately popular, rather than topics that have been popular for a while or on a daily basis, to help people discover the 'most breaking' news stories from across the world."
Many people are happy with this new change from Twitter; they are excited to see Bieber gone from the list. It has become a running joke on Twitter that Bieber trends for months on end. Jeffrey Crowley of the Crowley Brothers jokingly tweeted, "I love how since his birth (like what, 2 years ago?), Justin Bieber has been a trending topic on twitter haha." (It should be noted the Crowley Brothers are fans of the young pop star.)
Justin's fans are not taking this new change lightly and are plotting to get the Beibster back trending. One fan exclaimed, "If you are a real BELIEBER you must have TWIEBER," in hopes to outfox the new algorithm and put Bieber back on the trending list. Sadly at press time, it seems that Twitter is the victor in this story as it has been a few days since Justin Bieber or any other form of his name has appeared on the trending list.