Ashton Kutcher (That 70's Show and the guy sleeping with Demi Moore) engaged in a knock down drag out battle royal with CNN to see who would be the first to have one million followers on Twitter. At 10pm CNN began heavily promoting the race on television in an attempt to reach the one million mark. Kutcher followed suit by going live on UStream, at one point having over 18,000 viewers, which I think was the most amazing feat of the night, similar sites usually buffer out at around 40 viewers.
At approximately, 11:15 PM PST on Thursday, April 16th, Ashton Kutcher's twitter account reached the one million follower mark. In related news, I passed the 30 follower mark today. Also, I had a turkey sandwich for lunch. Kutcher promised that if he reached the mark that he would donate 100,000 dollars to Malaria No More (actually, he promised to donate the money either way). After reaching the target, and a brief pause to pop some Champagne and kiss his hot wife, Kutcher made a surprisingly insightful and moving speech about the power of new media, which actually was not diminished by the fact that it was coming from Ashton Kutcher.
Ashton Kutcher and Twitter founder Evan Williams will be appearing on the Oprah show Friday. From what little I know about Oprah I can only assume at some point someone will get a free car and or a celebrity make over.