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Jun302011

Social Media Day: Guinness Releases New World Records

Digital Vision/Thinkstock(LONDON) -- Just in time for global "Social Media Day," Guinness World Records on Thursday released the latest social media world records.

Dan Barrett, Guinness World Records community manager, noted the high interest in social media records.

"Social media records are some of the most asked about by our fans and readers," Barrett said.  "Along with the world's tallest, smallest and heaviest, record fans want to know who has the most comments on Facebook, followers on Twitter or views on YouTube."

Barrett adds that what is perhaps most appealing to fans is that they can "be a part of a world record just by 'liking' a post on Facebook or watching a video on YouTube."

Here are some of the standout social media records noted by Guinness:

-- Most Likes on a Facebook Page: Facebook itself achieved this record with 47,194,601 likes.  Rounding out the top five are the pages for Zynga's Texas Hold'em Poker (45.78 million), rapper Eminem (42.05 million), YouTube (40.44 million) and Lady Gaga (39.49 million).

-- Most "Disliked" Video on YouTube:  The music video for Justin Bieber's song Baby holds the record with 1,490,076 "dislikes."  However, the same video also carries the record for the "Most Viewed Video Online" with 575,118,703 views on YouTube.

Twitter wasn't left out of the running either. Charlie Sheen was the fastest to reach one million followers on the micro-blogging site, doing so in just 25 hours 17 minutes in March 2011.  The former Two and a Half Men star was the subject of several trending topics and hashtags, including Sheen's catchphrases "winning" and "tiger blood."

Lady Gaga currently leads Twitter with the most followers at 11,259,372.  Gaga was the first to surpass 10 million followers on May 15, 2011, Guinness says.

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