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Katy Perry Surpasses Justin Bieber as the Most Popular Person on Twitter

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You're going to hear her roar, all right. Katy Perry dethroned Justin Bieber as the most popular person on Twitter over the weekend. The "Roar" singer amassed 46.48 million followers, edging out her pop peer, who has 46.47 million followers.

Bieber took the top spot nine months ago, ending Lady Gaga's two-year reign. Perry is also beating the 19-year-old "Boyfriend" singer on Facebook, boasting 59.26 million friends to Bieber's 57.28 million.

Just weeks ago, Perry shared her social media strategy. "I have horrible typos. I use 'there' or 'your' wrong grammatically," she told USA Today on Oct. 21. "But I feel like I've learned how to tame that social media dragon."

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"When you decide to have a glass of wine, put the phone down," she advised. "Don't drink and tweet."

Perry argued that famous people shouldn't use social media to debunk rumors on the regular. "I see a lot of celebrities send out messages like that online, and I think, 'Sweetheart, nobody knows about this so-called issue because we don't have you on Google Alert. You're just throwing another log on the fire.' I do it only in extreme cases if someone is jeopardizing my character," she said.

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The "Walking on Air" singer added that she ignores her online haters. "I don't know they exist because I don't give them attention," she said. "If you tried to please everyone, you'd have no sense of self. You'd lose yourself in the process of being a people-pleaser and there'd be nothing unique left."

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