Number of Twitter Followers
In an age when everyone overshares on the Internet, Twitter has become the key platform for touting ideas, links and inane observations with anyone who cares to read. The number of followers is the new popularity contest, and an inflated number of them is a sign of achievement. Musician and businessman Kanye West
has an impressive nearly 4 million followers (and counting) and Mashable CEO Pete Cashmore
has nearly 2.5 million.