Ashton Kutcher beats CNN in Twitter race

About three hours ago Asthon Kutcher reached 1,000,000 followers on Twitter. He beat @CNNbrk with about 2000 followers. About 30 minutes later the CNN feed reached the mark

Ashton Kutcher (@aplusk) confirmed his win with this tweet: “You guys are amazing.” CNN briefly after tweeted “Congrats @aplusk. Ashton Kutcher is the first twitter account to reach 1MM followers.”

Kutcher had another joker in his hand. He will be appearing on The Oprah Show Friday morning (US time) and that would probably had given him the last followers he needed.

3 days ago Ashton Kutcher challenged CNN in a video on the network’s Larry King live programme. He wanted to show CNN how an individual could potentially have an equal voice to a major network. He is donating 10,000 mosquito nets worth $100,000 to Malaria No More.

Until earlier this week @CNNbrk was run by John Cox, but CNN “acquired” the Twitter account for an unknown amount. According to Twitter rules you aren’t allowed to sell your Twitter account.

The next person to reach the 1,000,000 mark could be Britney Spears. She is about 40,000 followers away.

About 18 minutes in the video Ashton reaches the mark.

PS: Ashton hasn’t dropped under 1 MM followers since. He is still gaining more.