I doubt that this comes as much of a surprise to many, but it’s my honest answer, and maybe not for the reason you think.
MTV Challenge 4 asks:
Personal: If you could only follow one person on Twitter, who would it be and why?
Lady Gaga is more than just the most successful musical artist of the last 2 years. She’s more than just a sex symbol. And she’s more than just an entertainer. She’s a voice of our generation.
When I was in Washington, DC in October for the equality march, Gaga not only marched for equality but gave a beautiful, unforgettable speech where she rallied the hundreds of thousands of people who came from all walks of life to protest on the national mall.
Besides equality Gaga has campaigned for safe sex, AIDS prevention, and is frequently a voice in current politics and social issues of our time.
If I only had one person to follow I would hope that the person combined as much about all of my interests as possible in to his or her tweets. Gaga is a performer, idol, inspiration, and civil rights leader in so many ways. Her multi-facetted perception of the world is what makes her adored by the 4 million people who follow her. She’s no fluke.
Gaga’s tweets are a culmination of entertainment, her music, current events, politics and her personal life — all of which would keep me fully satisfied if I could only follow one person on the planet.