Ashton Kutcher beats CNN in online fan following list

April 21st, 2009 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS  

London, April 21 (IANS) Comedian Ashton Kutcher has beaten American news giant CNN to become the first user to have a million people following his updates, or “tweets” on social-networking website Twitter.
The 31-year-old challenged CNN earlier this week to see who could be the first to attract a million followers and promised to donate 10,000 mosquito nets to charity for World Malaria Day if he won and 1,000 if he lost, while the broadcaster agreed to do the same, reports the Daily Mail online.

Kutcher emerged winner with nearly 2,000 followers more than CNN when he reached the one million mark in the early hours Friday.

“Victory is ours,” he told his Twitter followers, describing the moment as a “changing of the guard” and added: “I think it’s a huge statement about social media for one person to actually have the ability to broadcast to as many people as a major media network.”

“We have shown the world that the new wave is here, it is present and it is ready to explode. We can and will create our media. We can and will edit our media. We can and will broadcast our media. We will censor our own media ourselves,” he further posted.

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