I guess a lot of people wanted CNN to win the race to 1 million followers on Twitter. Someone from CNN has said that they are the true winners and that Ashton cheated his way to victory. How do you cheat? Well as someone who doesn't use Twitter, the best I can explain it is this. Apparently once you sign up as a follower on Ashton's Twitter account you are stuck. Unless you completely give up your account you are always going to be stuck following him. It is kind of like those gym memberships that you sign up for but never use. Each month that automatic billing kicks in and each month while you sit in front of your computer eating your 14th donut of the day and look at the charge on your bank statement you vow to figure out some way to cancel that membership.
Well, CNN allows you to stop following them at any time you want, and so because people have a choice, someone from CNN feels they are the big winners. They do have a point, but does it really matter? Both parties got what they wanted. Ashton got more attention from the press and increased fame and CNN got to be considered cool because Ashton challenged them to a race and they probably attracted younger viewers.
I wonder who will be the first to 2 million.