No single Twitter account ever has reached 1 million followers, according to two Web sites that track popularity on Twitter. And ,we all know Twitter has some crazy rules about the number of followers you can have.
The actor challenged CNN to the race with a Web video posted on Tuesday. If he wins, Kutcher says he will “ding-dong ditch” CNN founder Ted Turner’s house.
“I found it astonishing that one person can actually have as big of a voice online as what an entire media company can on Twitter,” Kutcher says in a video, which was shot from inside a car and was posted on Qik.com.
“So I just thought that was just kind of an amazing comment on the state of our media, and I said that, if I beat CNN to 1 million viewers, then I would ding-dong ditch Ted Turner — because I don’t think it’s gonna happen.”
CNN will hit the 1 million mark by 1 p.m. ET on Friday, based on some projections.
No matter who wins, there is a winner. If Kutcher wins 10,000 mosquito bed nets will be donated to charity for World Malaria Day in late April. If CNN wins and 1,000 . CNN has matched.