Freedom Fridays

Here is a video and link to the "David and Goliath" competition between Ashton Kutcher(the person) vs. CNN (the empire). Ashton Kutcher had made a call out on Twitter by stating that he can reach one million followers before CNN News. This was basically like a popularity contest on the internet. Ashton came out the winner by surpassing 1 million followers around 2am this morning.
With this contest it showcases how one person can have as much or more of the power to influence than CNN the conglomerate.
Throughout the week Ashton has been trying to get followers by using his celebrity status and his celebrity friends such as PDiddy and Britney Spears. CNN chose to use Larry King and frequent updates on the newscast. Ashton also promised to ring the doorbell of Ted Turner(previous owner of CNN) and leave, which is undetermined if he will at this point. Ashton did state that he will donate 10,000 mosquito bed nets to charity if he won which he did. CNN said they would also match the offer. Overall the winner in this popularity contest are the folks at World Malaria Day

Here is link to Ashton's victory video: ASHTON VIDEO

In a footnote to this event, Ashton Kutcher will be on Oprah today to discuss the recent win over CNN News. It should be interesting because Oprah Winfrey has recently opened a Twitter account so it should be interesting to see what the next challenge or competition that will happen online. On a side note, if there is a person to follow on Twitter right now for #followfriday it would be "@nextdaypair". This person will attempt to wear a different pair of sneakers for the whole year starting April 24, 2009 until April 24, 2010. Should be interesting! Thanks again for reading and enjoy the weekend and I'll see you guys back here on Monday!

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