The battle to become the owner of the first Twitter account that has 1 million followers has ended.  It was a clash between the old TV, represented now by CNNbrk (CNN breaking news), and the new kid on the block Ashton Kutcher.  Ashton Kutcher won the battle to become the first Twitter millionaire.  Is that the anti-Slumdog?

OK, I am not looking for 1M followers – just 25,000 more than the 1,650 I have today.  So, I if I get 25,000 followers by the end of the month, I’ll donate $25,000 to the best charity twitter folks come up with.  You can get to Twitter at @bmarler.

  • Lianne Morgan

    My pick is CAI. Greg Mortenson is the co-founder and Executive Director of nonprofit Central Asia Institute Since a 1993 climb on Pakistan’s K2, he has dedicated his life to promote community-based education and literacy programs, especially for girls, in remote mountain regions of Pakistan and Afghanistan. Mortenson is also author of the #1 New York Times best-seller, Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace…One School At A Time (Penguin 2007). Thanks, Bill!

  • Tim Martin

    Congratulations on taking a good turn and offering another. If you value animals, I would recommend a donation to S.H.A.R.K. — Showing Animals Respect and Kindness, likely the most underfunded, yet most productive animal advocacy in existence. Steve Hindi, a former hunter, runs the group in his spare time, yet has gotten groups like Pepsi, Campbell’s Soup, and the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association to buckle under and reduce cruelty due to his relentless efforts, including video evidence that is very difficult to deny.

  • Matriarchy

    You need to specify your Twitter handle – there is more than one Bill Marler. Provide a link in your post to increase your conversions.

  • Reality Intrudes

    I don’t understand why you are so focused on quantity over quality. Please explain.

  • Hi Bill,
    What an awesome thing you’re doing.
    In case you’ve missed it, the twitter have masses mobilized these past two weeks and have STEPPED UP in support of my friend’s Heather (@mamaspohr) and Mike (@newbornidentity) who lost their gorgeous, funny, engaging, wonderful 17 month old daughter #Maddie unexpectedly on April 7th.
    In the past two weeks alone, almost $50,000 has been raised for the March of Dimes in Maddie’s name.
    #Maddie has been a trending topic regularly since her death, and Heather and Mike’s pleas to Hugh Jackman have been at the top of the retweet lists. The support and love that has been shown has been OVERWHELMING.
    If you pledge your $25,000 to March of Dimes, I can say, without a doubt, that we will get you to your 25,500 followers.
    For more information on March of Dimes, visit For more information on Maddie, visit her mom Heather’s site at, her dad Mike’s site at and
    Please, feel free to email me if you have any questions. There are many worthy causes out there, but pledging to help babies be born healthy, in honor of a little girl who inspired thousands of people, has got to be at the top.

  • Mama2Addie

    You should donate the $25k to the March of Dimes in honor of Madeline Spohr.