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This article was published on December 16, 2011

Britney Spears just became the first user to hit one million circles on Google+

Britney Spears just became the first user to hit one million circles on Google+
Nancy Messieh
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Lesotho-born and raised, Nancy Messieh, The Next Web's Middle East Editor, is an Egyptian writer and photographer based in Cairo, Egypt. Fol Lesotho-born and raised, Nancy Messieh, The Next Web's Middle East Editor, is an Egyptian writer and photographer based in Cairo, Egypt. Follow her on Twitter, her site or Google+ or get in touch at [email protected]

Since its public launch, Larry Page topped the list of the most-followed users on Google+, until Britney Spears joined. Last month, she shot past Page to snag the number one spot with over 700,000 followers. It’s been just over 3 weeks and she’s just set another milestone for herself on the social networking site, becoming the first person to reach 1 million followers.

The race to 1 million followers on Twitter was a much more publicized affair with Ashton Kutcher and CNN contending for the title, and soon joined by Britney Spears herself. Ashton Kutcher might have been the first one to get to 1 million, but it was only a matter of time before she managed to shoot past him as well.

Now she’s not only the most followed person on Google+, she’s the first one to reach the big million.

So what was that people were saying about Google+ being dead?

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