Ashton's Twitter race has been making headlines all week, and a little after 1 a.m. CT on April 17, 2009, he hit the million mark and beat CNN. "Congratulations!" Oprah says.
Ashton says he didn't necessarily want a million followers when he started using Twitter, but he thinks his victory makes a strong statement about the new Internet age.
"This is a commentary on the state of media. I believe that we're at a place now with social media where one person's voice can be as powerful as a media network. That is the power of the social Web," he says. "You can create your content through a collaborative effort, you can edit your content and you can consume your content all in one place. I thought it was almost like an uprising of the Internet."