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Britney Spears first to hit a million followers on Google+

The singer reaches seven figures on Google's social network faster than anyone. But maybe that's only because Lady Gaga hasn't joined the service. And where's Justin Bieber?

By December 16, 2011


Britney Spears knocks Larry Page off top of Google+?

In a breath of something akin to life for Google's Facebook-competitor, Britney Spears has come from obscurity to currently lead Google CEO Larry Page as the most followed human.

By November 27, 2011


Britney Spears-inspired CEO sells reverse karaoke

Prerna Gupta, CEO of start-up Khush, says company's new reverse-karaoke iPhone app, LaDiDa, will unleash our inner rock stars.

By April 14, 2010


No escaping Britney Spears: 2008's top searches

Celebrities dominated the top search terms at Yahoo in 2008. Also: people ask Ask.com how to get pregnant and what "maverick" means.

By December 1, 2008


Britney ban at Enterprise-Record extended another month

On Thursday, I wrote about how David Little at the Chico Enterprise-Record issued a decree in his Januray 20 column declaring that Britney Spears would go unmentioned for at least an entire month in the newspaper's print publication. After salvaging my e

By February 23, 2008


A Chico newspaper decides to "leave Britney alone"

Last month, David Little, the editor of the Chico Enterprise Record, ordered a month-long media blackout of Britney Spears at his newspaper. His actions followed the news that an assistant bureau chief for the Associated Press sent out a memo stating that

By February 21, 2008


Ask.com's Top 10 has Google, but no Britney

Google ranks third on Ask.com's Top 10 list of search terms for the year, MySpace comes out on top.

By December 14, 2007


Oops! Yahoo dumps Britney

Environment, YouTube and troubled stars top Yahoo's Top Trends in 2007 lists.

By December 3, 2007


Report: Britney-crazed YouTuber may get a TV deal. Say it ain't so

The latest in a long line of bad ideas for bringing viral Internet video to the TV screen: Variety reports that Chris Crocker, the 'Britney Boy' of post-VMAs fame, may be getting a deal.

By September 19, 2007


The Britney defense

Was it idiocy on display or a clever way to snag viewers? Either way, a serial YouTube poster got the 15 minutes of fame he set out to achieve.

By September 12, 2007