Friday, August 7, 2009

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roger federerWhen you check out at the supermarket, you’ve probably noticed celeb magazines like People and US Weekly touting having the first photos of a famous person’s baby. These must sell pretty well, because stars have been paid up to $11 million for such photos.

Say what you want about this practice, but it’s certainly refreshing that at least some stars are forgoing it and going directly to their fans. Tennis champ Roger Federer is the latest, sharing the first photos of his new twin girls with his 2.5+ million Facebook fans.

Considering his level of global superstardom, Federer has become one of the more actively engaged celebs in social media. He routinely posts photos, videos, and updates to his Facebook Page, and even takes time to answer questions from young tennis players. He also shared his enthusiasm for the platform when announcing he had hit 2 million followers during an ESPN interview.

In turn, his fan engagement is off the charts – since posting the baby photo four hours ago, it’s already received 55,000+ likes and 14,000+ comments.

The man who used the power of a nation to beat CNN (@cnnbrkin a race to be the first TwitterTwitter user to hit one million followers has done it again. Oh, how quickly the followers seem to be pouring in now.


Although Kutcher only follows 165 other twitterers (.00825% of those following him) and recently had a Twitter TV temper tantrum where he threatened to quit the service altogether, he is still tweeting strong. Additionally, it appears as if Ashton hopes to use the doubled follower base for even more altruistic purposes, at least according to the tweet pictured above.

As you can see, Ashton’s rise to the top of the Twitter food chain has certainly been helped along by the competition with cnnbrk and his appearance to talk all things Twitter on Oprah. His closest competition for Twitter’s #1 comes from @TheEllenShow account, which is still about 300,000 followers behind.


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