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Ashton Kutcher Wins Twitter Race To 1 Million Followers!

Ashton Kutcher Wins Twitter Race To 1 Million Followers!

It’s official! @aplusk beat @CNN!!!

At 2:13am EST, Ashton Kutcher won the race against CNN to 1,000,000 followers. The first twitter user to get there! CNN trailed behind by 1,760 followers.

After winning, Ashton tweeted, “Victory is ours!!!!!!!!” He and his wife Demi Moore (@mrskutcher)then proceeded to dance around the room to Kool & The Gang‘s “Celebration.”

Tomorrow, Oprah will make her first 140-character tweet on-air tomorrow on @oprah. Appropriately enough, her guest tomorrow is Ashton, who will buy 10,000 mosquito bed nets for World Malaria Day April 25 since he crossed the million mark before CNN. Mosquito nets all around!

Also tomorrow, Mr. Kutcher will appear on Larry King to talk about the race to million. And as promised, Ashton will ding-dong-ditch media mogul Ted Turner‘s house.

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# 2

yay!
congrats Ashton(;
haha.I’m watching him live on Ustream right now.

# 3

Hey JJ — I got a print screen of apluk passing the million — want it?

# 4

Yes, please. Send it on over!

# 5
Stephen James @ 04/17/2009 at 2:24 am

Wow, congrats Ashton! Mean as!!!

# 8

by the time it takes your internet browser to refresh the whole thing is over. thanks for finally posting about this jared! congrats to ashton. diddy is supposedly on larry king tomorrow night too, oh and the 1 millionth twitterer person. i don’t really get the site, but it was an amazing thing to see history go down. tv news is about to self-destruct.

oh and the cnn people are awake at 2 pm eastern. people on the west coast are lucky :(

# 9

oh it’s 240 cnn reached a million. gah. was the guy who was following this and breaking the whole thing down by the time and how many # of followers both kutcher and cnnbrk got right?

was the guy who was following this race and breaking it down by the number of followers for kutcher and cnnbrk, right about the time?

and cnn is matching the nets thing.

omg. larry king is still awake…wait he just finished reporting from the border so he’s on west coast time and not in new york. either way this whole thing was SO MUCH FUN!!!! i got to hear some trash talking and see all kinds of stupidity, and now everyone is trying to out twitter cnn and ashton. cnn (the enitre networks twitter accounts) has more followers than anyone else. what’s up with all the other news stations? are they sleeping at the helm here?

http://twitter.com/kingsthings

rick sanchez is definately not on his twitter right now.

http://twitter.com/cnnbrk

oh and susan boyle will be on larry king tomorrow too, and msn wonderall has a funny take on all this stuff

http://wonderwall.msn.com/movies/ashton-and-cnn-twitter-battle-1513298.story/?gt1=28135

i can’t believe weird al has a twitter. does bill nye have a twitter account? this twitter thing is way better than facebook and if they get some music apps it’s gonna challenge myspace. anyone know if the site has game apps?

http://twitter.com/alyankovic

@mertz: larry lives in los angeles so he’s always on west coast time.

yeah i know. he was in ny a couple weeks ago…i won’t pretend i know the guys schedule, but yeah i knew he was back home.

well i’ll be steering clear of twitter from now on. people on there are too funny & redundant.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/andrew-cherwenka/changing-the-face-of-medi_b_188039.html

i doubt kutcher and co can end all malaria deaths, but it doesn’t hurt to try, then try some more.

http://www.cnn.com/2009/TECH/04/17/ashton.cnn.twitter.battle/index.html

okay the real question here is, who do you prefer to hear your news from someone like ashton, who for all purposes can be a “normal” person like the rest of us, or someone like uhm a lou dobbs, an anderson cooper…people who actually “work”…it’s all entertainment to a certain point, but who do you want to hear your news from, the celebrity or the news/minor celebrity. does it really matter?

where would you perfer to hear/see your news, on the radio (extinct. i love radio!), tv, or the internet?

Ashton Kutcher is an idiot. He is a bad actor, a worse comedian, and a ****** of a human being. Apparently he declared it as a victory of ‘we the people’ over the ‘establishment.’ How is a contest, by an actor who gets paid millions and millions by different establishments, hosted on a website that’s about to be bought by GOOGLE of all things, a victory of the common man when a news source dedicated to informing your average idiot about what’s going on in the world (not that CNN is a good news provider, merely the lesser of two evils)?

http://www.twitter.com/basementdad should have won. If anything is a victory of the people, it’s something the twitter admins were struggling to keep down precisely because it wasn’t set within the little boundaries twitter had set. Enjoy your controlled, corporate-locked lifestyle, you sheep. The only thing that was proved through this ridiculous charade is that if the average human being can use the internet, they’re going to do something stupid like promote an irritation by nature to a status that declares him the biggest queef in the universe, at least to those of us who can realize when we’re being manipulated.

twit my ass @ 04/17/2009 at 7:17 am

he’s just a child just like his wife who does not want to get old. Pathetic

This is addictive…they should create a Twitter rehab. oh and Demi looks old!

This whole thing was stupid. I dunno what his problem was with CNN…

MIRACLES WILL ALWAYS BE THERE, folks.
this in favourite of the real loosers of america!!

While I think it is funny that Ashton Kutcher is trying to challenge CNN, he DOES realize that Ted Turner has practicially nothing to do with CNN anymore? He is too busy building his restaurant business!

who cares..

Dumi looks tired. Ashtray is a twat.

I can’t believe he’s going on Larry King to talk about *this*. Really? I cannot believe the big deal surrounding this. Seriously. He should get out more.

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