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What Twitter Numbers Reveal About Celebrity Self-Absorption

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Fame has always been a numbers game. The weekend box office gross. The square footage of your Malibu estate. The hits you get from Googling yourself. With Twitter, numbers tell a deeper story. The more famous your Tweets, the more followers you have. But what do loyal followers get in return? Not much, it turns out. The famous rarely follow you back.

Celebrities That Actually Care About You:

Karl Rove
47,988 Following 51,465 Followers -- 93% (percentage of followers he follows, as of May 20, 2009)

Yoko Ono
38,310 Following 42,887 Followers -- 89.3%

Barack Obama
775,801 Following 1,205,516 Followers -- 64.4%

Celebrities Who Think Some of You Are Interesting:

Arnold Schwarzenegger
53,352 Following 159,756 Followers -- 33%

Britney Spears
376,909 Following 1,512,820 Followers -- 25%

Stephen Fry
54,989 Following 509,319 Followers -- 10.8%

Richard Branson
6,579 Following 109,571 Followers -- 6%

Gavin Newsom
23,661 Following 425,507 Followers -- 5.5%

MCHammer
26,023 Following 670,498 Followers -- 4%

George Stephanopoulos
8,191 Following 599,760 Followers -- 1.4%

You = Mosquito:

Coldplay
2,636 Following 844,647 Followers -- 0.3 %

Steven Colbert
51 Following 229,932 Followers -- 0.02%

Ryan Seacrest
220 Following 1,035,509 Followers -- 0.02 %

Paris Hilton
10 Following 97,562 Followers -- 0.01%

Jimmy Fallon
101 Following 1,023,021 Followers -- 0.009%

Ashton Kutcher
150 Following 1,825,703 Followers -- 0.008 %

Miley Cyrus
45 Following 624,466 Followers -- 0.007%

Senator John McCain
43 Following 642,415 Followers -- 0.006%

John Mayer
47 Following 1,099,168 Followers -- 0.004%

Oprah
13 Following 1,093,986 Followers -- 0.001%

Al Gore
7 Following 827,691 Followers -- 0.0008%

Mandy Moore
2 Following 443,004 Followers -- 0.0005%


Wait. Who?:

Sylvester Stallone
0 Following 5,228 Followers -- 0%

Neil Diamond
0 Following 13,937 Followers -- 0%