The hoopla surrounding the Beatles was similar to what Bieber has been experiencing, but it’s even moreso with Bieber because of social media. John Lennon and Paul McCartney couldn’t send out a text or go to Twitter to talk to fans. Bieber can, and fans feel like they know him personally. He has more power if you compare the two eras. His popularity is bigger because of his reach.– Filmmaker Thomas Gibson • Yep, it’s a Beatles vs. Bieber debate. Gibson votes Bieber; his documentary “Biebermania!” (exclamation point required) is out now.