Ashton Kutcher has done it – he has amassed one million followers. He’s using this publicity to donate mosquito nets to African children, but that’s just scratching the surface of what is possible.
Use your imagination.. what could he do, with his combination of celebrity and follower clout?
– he could raise money for a politician or cause
– he could single handedly launch a new brand or artist
– he can function as a one-man Digg or Slashdot effect
but more importantly, he can actually influence the public sphere. Consider that twitter users are the elite, early adopters and opinion makers. Ashton Kuther can now promote ideas to this elite. He’s a nexus of potential memes.
This is a landmark day. We don’t know how yet, but we will.