The surreal Twitter bug in which any user could force any other user to automatically start following them at the drop of a tweet revealed a new kind of Twitter popularity ranking, one in which the world learned which celebrities Twitter users most wished were following them back. The list was topped not by Twitter’s most follower user, Ashton Kutcher, but instead Oprah Winfrey was in the top slot. Oprah was followed by Lady GaGa in the two spot, with Justin Bieber ranking third (Kutcher was sixth). While there’s something altogether creepy and stalkerish about literally forcing someone to follow you back, the bizarre scenario that unfolded on Twitter this week did reveal something new that we didn’t previously know about just how badly certain fans want to be followed back by their faves.
Interestingly, Twitter newcomer Conan O’Brien, who is still only following one person back (and made her internet-famous by doing so), was fourth on the list.