Ashton Twitters to 1M-Mark Victory Over CNN

Actor's feed is first to break million mark
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 17, 2009 3:30 AM CDT

Ashton Kutcher beat CNN to 1 million Twitter followers today, winning the popularity contest he started 3 days ago, CNN reports. He is the first Twitter user to break the 1 million mark, and has promised to donate 10,000 mosquito bed nets to charity for World Malaria Day—as well as “ding-dong ditching” CNN founder Ted Turner—to celebrate his victory.

“I found it astonishing that one person can actually have as big of a voice online as what an entire media company can on Twitter,” Kutcher said in his initial challenge. “And I said that, if I beat CNN to 1 million viewers, then I would ding-dong ditch Ted Turner—because I don't think it's gonna happen.” (More Twitter stories.)

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