Ashton Kutcher beat out CNN and Britney Spears in getting 1 million friends on Twitter. I can’t tell you how impressed I am. Seriously, last time I was this impressed I was making paper airplanes and throwing them at the TV during Making the Band season 198. Here is more amazement from People.
For the past few days, he’d been locked in a race with CNN’s breaking news feed — (@cnnbrk), but just before midnight Thursday he became the first “Twitter millionaire.” Around 1:30 he tweeted, “Victory is ours!!!!!!!!” and posted a twitpic of the win.
Kutcher says he’s donating 10,000 mosquito nets to the medical charity Malaria No More to celebrate, and the video-game publisher Electronic Arts says the millionth follower will become a character in “The Sims.” Plus, there’s the promised ding-dong-ditch of Ted Turner’s Atlanta home to look forward to!