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Britney is No. 1 on Google+

Nov. 23, 2011 at 1:06 PM ET

Britney Spears is now the "most followed" person on Google+, eclipsing Google CEO Larry Page on the still-relatively young social network.

The pop star's page showed 739,469 followers as of Wednesday morning; Page wasn't far behind at 739,393. As numbers change every second, so could Spears' status on G+.

But as a reflection of Google+'s growth, back in July when it was very newbie, the most followed person on G+ was ... Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who had nearly 30,000 followers then.

Who else is hot on G+? Google+ Statistics can tell you:


Yup, after Spears and Page, it's Snoop Dog, Zuckerberg, Tyra Banks, and then Paris Hilton, Jessi June, Google's Sergey Brin, Richard Branson and Google senior v-p of engineering Vic Gundotra round out the top 10.

Before we make too much of the Google+ figures, SearchEngineLand points out that the network "still has a long way to go. At less than 1 million followers, Spears is well behind the 11 million who follow her on Twitter and the 15 million who follow her on Facebook."

Still, give Spears a hand: She's done it again. At least for the moment.

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