Kutcher v. CNN on Twitter: “An Amazing Comment on the State of our Media”

Twitter dominator Ashton Kutcher is talking about his race to 1,000,000 followers and his closest competition – the CNN Breaking News Twitter feed. In a video on Qik.com, Kutcher, found here says, “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.”
BusinessInsider reveals that CNN bought the Twitter account from previous owner James Cox, a British web developer. Cox launched the account three years ago, according to CNN.com spokesperson Jennifer Martin.
As of this writing CNNbrk has a 13,000+ follower lead at 966,247 to Kutcher’s 952,865. Another celebutwit, Britney Spears, is falling behind with 932,062.
> Update at 3:15pmET: Kutcher will appear on Larry King tomorrow night to talk about the race to million. Also, Chartbeat is tracking the race in real time. Currently Kutcher is gaining, down by approximately 9,000.
> Update: At 9:38pmET, Kutcher took the lead. He’s now ahead by about 1,100 followers. Looks like he better get his doorbell-ringing finger ready and figure out the quickest way to Montana. But how do you find the doorbell on Ted Turner’s two million acres?

@ChrisAriens chris.ariens@adweek.com Chris Ariens is the managing editor and director of video at Adweek.