Ashton Kutcher and CNN seem to be in a race to 1,000,000 Twitter followers. Ashton brings everyone up to date with this video from his car via Qik.
Some memorable quotes from Ashton:
I found it astonishing that one person can have as big a voice as an entire media company on Twitter.
I noticed tonight a quiet had come over my Twitter feed as the SXSW conference came to an end. Scared to look at the 1000s of posts in my Google Reader, I turned to that old favorite – TV. And I must admit to being an American Idol fan as it works so well to get my family talking about the show. It is a perfect example of a live, in person social object at work. The content is there, we are there and we talk.
Even though I didn’t attend SXSW, I noticed the same thing happened there. Twitter made every session a social object. The event was the content, the crowd was there and they were talking to each other on Twitter. The same thing happened at the academy awards as fans logged into to Twitter to chat about the show as it went along.