Kutcher Twitter Account Hits 1 Million Followers, Beats Out CNN
Twitter user Ashton Kutcher became the first to hit 1 million "followers," narrowly beating out CNN for the honor. Twitter has seen increased use among both the general public and the enterprise, as more and more users see the value in posting real-time "tweets" of 140 characters or less.Twitter, the popular microblogging site that lets users post "tweets" of 140 characters or less, has hit a new milestone: Actor Ashton Kutcher became, at 2:13 a.m. ET on April 17, the first Twitter user to have 1 million "followers" attached to their account. Kutcher beat CNN, with whom he was publicly racing to hit that number, by exactly half an hour. According to CNN, the news service had 998,239 users at the moment that Kutcher hit the mark.
The actor agreed to donate 10,000 mosquito bed nets to charity for World Malaria Day in the event of victory; CNN had agreed to do the same. Under the terms of competition, CNN will donate 1,000 of the mosquito nets instead.