Ashton Kutcher Twitter Account Hits 1 Million (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

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Ashton Kutcher challenged CNN to a Twitter contest and Larry King accepted.  The challenge by Kutcher was that if he reached 1 million Twitter followers first, he would buy 10,000 mosquito bed nets and donate them for World Malaria Day at the end of April.  If he lost he would still donate 1,000.  CNN agreed to the same rules.

At 2:13 a.m. ET this morning, Kutcher's Twitter account surpassed 1 million followers.  CNN was at 998,239.  The media network hit the 1 million mark at 2:42 a.m. ET, some 29 minutes later.

CNN maintains 45 Twitter accounts.  Kutcher was vying against their breaking news feed only.  Kutcher, known as aplusk on the Twitter site, said of his victory, "This is David versus Goliath.  This just shows how people want to get info.  It is about us.  It means that one man can have a voice as loud as a media network."

Twitter is the hottest new online communication tool, which allows members to use 140 characters to keep their friends updated on what they are doing.  The free service saw 131 percent growth in March with 9.3 million unique visitors.

Check out Ashton Kutcher setting down the rules, Larry King responding and then Kutcher celebrating his 'tweet' victory below.