Friday, April 17, 2009

Haiku 041709

robin landing --
burrowing back down
two earthworms

*************** “Ashton Kutcher Becomes First Twitter Member To Net 1 Million Followers, Beats CNN Breaking News” (Access Hollywood)

“Ashton Kutcher has become the first member of Twitter to have over one million followers. Surrounded by his wife, Demi More, Soleil Moon Frye, and Sean "Diddy" Combs supporting him via phone, the star officially crossed the one million mark, beating out rival CNN Breaking News shortly after 11 PM Pacific time…. CNN, which lost by less than 1,200 followers, quickly congratulated the star…. The race was a tight one with only a handful of followers separating the two Tweeters as their numbers inched closer to one million on Thursday evening.

" ‘Tell me this isn't better than watching tv,’ Ashton Tweeted on Thursday, just a few hours before he crossed the finish line. ‘We get to participate in the entertainment. I feel like I'm directing an episode of punk'd.’ …. Ashton promised if he became the first user to reach 1 million followers on Twitter, he would buy 10,000 mosquito nets, a pledge he repeated on Thursday afternoon. ‘I'm calling to have a check made out for $100,000 to the Malaria No More Fund,’ he wrote.”


…. Here’s something silly that had something worthwhile going on as well. For beating CNN Breaking News in the run-up to 1 million Twitter followers, Ashton Kutcher is donating $100,000 to the Malaria No More Fund. Way to go – wish more and more celebrities would use their popularity to steer folks to worthy social causes. Hey, Ashton, how about another $100,000 to Free Rice – a UN World Food Programme to address world hunger. Anyone has Ashton’s email address? High time this blog learned how to Twitter, maybe ….

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