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April 17, 2009

Aplusk Wins Ashton vs CNN Race To 1,000,000 Twitter Followers

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Yesterday we were part of the most interesting battle in the past few months. Yeah, I am talking about the Ashton vs CNN Twitter battle. Ashton Kutcher joined a race to outrun CNN to reach 1,000,000 followers on Twitter, and he won. Three hours ago Ashton tweeted “Victory is ours!” meaning that he managed to get one million followers before CNN. Although CNN now has more than one million followers, Kutcher’s Aplusk was the first to get there and it still leads with 1,014,379 followers, while CNNBRK has 1,006,254.

Twitter cannot be more popular than this as everybody wants more followers and I must say that Twitter is the cream of the crop when it comes to Social Media. Today Oprah will post her first tweet live on TV, and the world will go crazy about Twitter. Maybe she will reach a million followers as soon as she begins tweeting.

Meanwhile, Ashton’s Twitter account has one million followers, and CNNBRK Twitter account was acquired by CNN. You must be wondering “what do you mean CNN acquires CNNBRK?”. Well, CNN’s Twitter account is actually:” ” and has less than 70,000 followers, while CNNBRK belonged to a man called James Cox. CNN acquired the CNNBRK Twitter account, and it has assigned Cox to teach them everything about Social Media, although this is against Twitter’s rules.

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