Apr 17, 2009
Twitter has continually grown over the last few months as there have been more and more people jumping on the bandwagon and tweeting. Last night, April 16, 2009, the actor Ashton Kutcher became the first member of Twitter to have over 1 million followers shortly after 11:00 PM PST.
Ashton Kutcher beat out rival CNN Breaking News who lost by less than 1200 followers. Ashton Kutcher has several celebrity followers including his wife Demi Moore, Sean P Diddy Combs, Soleil Moon Frye and many more.
As the race continued on Thursday afternoon Ashton Kutcher, director of Punk’d, said “We get to participate in the entertainment. I feel like I’m directing an episode of punk’d” and continued to say “Tell me this isn’t better than watching tv.”
After a promise in which Ashton Kutcher said he would buy 10,000 mosquito nets if he became the first member of Twitter with 1 million followers he then said on Thursday “I’m calling to have a check made out for $100,000 to the Malaria No More Fund.”
All of this excitement and celebrity involvement along with the media is excellent news for the social network Twitter who continually grows every single second.
Leave a comment on what you think about Twitter and Ashton Kutcher.
I think tweeting about any celebrity and having the celebrities involved with the social networking scene is a great way to generate leads and more traffic.
Congrats to Ashton!