5 Twitter stars you’ve never heard of – CNN.com
By Brandon Griggs, CNN
(CNN) — Sure, everyone knows that Oprah, Shaq and Ashton Kutcher are huge on Twitter. They’re famous — they should be huge on Twitter.
But Heather Armstrong? John Dickerson? Adventure Girl? These people can stroll unmolested through a paparazzi convention, and yet each has more than 1.2 million Twitter followers — enough to rank them in the top 200 overall and more than Stephen Colbert, Snoop Dogg or Paris Hilton.
To thrive on the popular micro-blogging site, celebrity isn’t always enough. You also must have something to say.
“You can’t be Moses shouting down the mountain on Twitter,” says Brandon Mendelson, a blogger who has amassed almost a million Twitter followers. “You need to be that friend everyone wants to hang out with.”