Charlie Sheen Sets Guinness Record For Twitter Followers (And 5 Other Tweeting Records)


It’s Guinness-Book official: Charlie Sheen’s Twitter account garnered 1 million followers with more alacrity than any other account in Twitter’s short history.

You can just insert your own “winning” joke here.

But before you go believing Sheen is the only rockstar from Mars in the Twitterverse, check out the other proud owners of Twitter records.

Team Coco, takin' it to the tweets.

The ousting of Conan O'Brien from 'The Tonight Show' launched a wave of passionate support for the talk show host. And when Redbeard himself joined Twitter -- with this missive -- his fans jumped on it. O'Brien reached 200,000 fans in a day. In the pre-Sheen days, that was news. (Conan now has more than 2.5 million followers, so we'll see if Sheen matches him or burns out.)

The dream-hacking blockbuster had no trouble infiltrating Twitter users' minds. #inception currently holds the record for longest time trending with 39 days, 16 hours and 16 minutes. Topics right behind it: #worldcup and #oilspill.

Spears wins the race to 5 million.

Britney was the first Twitter user to get 5 million followers (the title of her new album, Femme Fatale, has also broken into the list of top all-time trending topics). She now has over 7 million. By the way, her profile tagline is 'It's Britney, bitch.' She's really hanging onto that soundbyte.

Gaga's little-monster army crowns her most-followed.

Lady Gaga is currently the most popular person on all of Twitter, with exactly 8,538,141 followers. Wait: 8,538,156. Wait: 8,538,184. You get the idea.

Japan's well-wishes break a per-second record.

Four seconds after midnight on January 1 of this year, Twitter experienced its most tweets in one second ever: 6,939. The boost came from people in Japan simultaneously tapping out 'Happy New Year' tweets to their followers. (The Twitter map at right shows the major location source of the tweets.)

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