“Do you know how big we are? Do you know what CNN is?!” Them fightin’
words — from longtime CNN host Larry King to Ashton Kutcher. King sent out
the YouTube video (below) responding to the challenge Kutcher laid out
yesterday to beat CNN to become the first Twitter user with a million
So far, it’s not working all that well for Kutcher. He is gaining followers
at a remarkable rate — he now has over 870,000 followers — yesterday he
had under 850,000. But CNN is gaining them just as quickly. Yesterday they
stood just above 900,000 and now they’re just under 930,000. So Kutcher has
stepped up his game slightly, offering Guitar Hero to the person who is his
millionth follower. Come on Ashton, you can do better than that.
King, meanwhile, promises to take on any challenge Kutcher throws his way. He
notes, “I’ll go on your…Twitter — or whatever it is you do.” Bu... (more)
Ashton Kutcher on Twitter Magazine launched today on Ulitzer. The online
magazine to offer live news and comments on Kutcher's Twitter journey.
Ashton Kutcher is an American actor, with the largest number of followers on
the Twitter social networking site. He was the creator, executive producer,
and host of the MTV celebrity prank show Punk'd. He is known for his roles in
films such as Dude, Where's My Car?, Just Married, The Butterfly Effect, The
Guardian and What Happens in Vegas. He is also the producer and co-creator of
the supernatural TV show Room 401 and the reality TV show... (more)
I’m at a conference put together by Edelman PR that mixes academics, media
folks, and PR folks. [Disclosure: I have in the past worked for Edelman. I am
at the conference for free.]
NOTE: Live-blogging. Getting things wrong. Missing points. Omitting key
information. Introducing artificial choppiness. Over-emphasizing small
matters. Paraphrasing badly. Not running a spellpchecker. Mangling other
people’s ideas and words. You are warned, people.
Richard Edelman begins by saying that the traditional media and PR models are
melting. Authority is being dispersed. We’re “consuming” mor... (more)
New Year 2010 on Ulitzer
In an effort to save a lot of pain and suffering for those people who don’t
want to read an incredibly long blog post, I have a nice little summary
table. The predictions run the gamut of my personal and professional
interests, so they may not be 100% interesting to all people.
99% of All Decade Lists That Come This Year Will Be Wrong Twitter Will Become
A Footnote Real Time Has Had It’s Time Interest Rates Will Begin To Rise
Housing Prices Being To Stall And Then Fall Jorge Lorenzo Will Win MotoGP
World Championship Netbook Market Disappears Apple’s Dis... (more)
YV&C International Yacht Vacations & Charters Magazine reports:
Vacations are all about rest, relaxation, and, of course, indulgence. And
when it comes to Hollywood's biggest stars, you can count on them to take it
up a notch by spending time in exotic locales, on some of the world's most
Since the '50s, Christina O has attracted a primarily European clientele, but
has also hosted many Hollywood celebrities. Recent charters have been enjoyed
by Madonna, Johnny Depp, Tommy Hilfiger, and Oliver Stone. The famed
megayacht charters for $600,000 a week.
There's a funny article in Web 2.0 Journal by an SEO consultant from Italy
named Salvatore Genovese, who thinks that Twitter is the dumbest thing he's
ever seen. The column appears next to a short piece I wrote about my
Salvatore thinks that Twitter is full of "spammers and crazy people." Yeah,
and your point is?....
The world is full of spammers and crazy people, and Twitter is nothing more
than a million-plus-strong flock of humanity.
Personally, I've found Twitter to be a handy way to blast out quick messages
to friends. It's led me to some new acquaintences who I ... (more)