Twitter isn't just a place to send out your 140-character or less tweets into the online abyss. It's a place to earn followers.
The ten famous faces below are really rather good at that. Twitaholic keeps track of which people and companies have the most followers, and at the moment they are the top ten individual people.
A rough guide so to speak. These are popular people and their counter is ticking away all of the time.
But what do those huge figures mean in real terms? Well, if you compare them to the populations of various countries (another constantly changing counter, stay with us), this is how it plays out...