Exclusive: CNN.com Has Six Million Followers on Twitter & So Does The New York Times (update)

By on 10/24/2009 6:25 AM @beet_tv

CNN.com has nearly 6 million followers on Twitter, KC Estenson, Sr. VP and General Manager of CNN.com. told Beet.TV in this video interview.    

On Twittercounter, CNN.com's Breaking News Twitter alone comes in at number 4 out of the top 100 with 2.8 million followers, compared with the The New York Times which has 2 million and is on the list at number 19.

Six million is a big number, making CNN by far the biggest on Twitter, according to Tweetcounter which ranks Ashton Kutcher at number 1 with 3.8 million followers.

I spoke with KC on Thursday evening after the big press event unveiling the new, heavily video centric cnn.com site which launches on Monday.  We spoke about the redesign, live video and social media on the site.

Breaking News Update @ 12:40 p.m. ET 10.24:

The New York Times has Six Million Twitter Followers too

A Times spokesperson told Beet.TV a moments ago that The Times has about six millions followers, in aggregate, which includes all staffers and other feeds.  The Twitter feed for The Moment, the Times fashion coverage, has about 1.3 followers alone. 

The Wall Street Journal's Alan Murray on his Tweets

Lots of media are embracing Twitter.  One of our favorite journalist/twitterers is Alan Murray, Deputy Managing Editor of the Wall Street Journal and Executive Editor, Online, for the Journal.   I spoke with him recently about his approach to Twitter. The Journal is not yet on the top 100 list but I know Alan's working on it.  You will find the interview below

Oh, and don't forget to follow Beet.TV on Twitter!

Andy Plesser, Executive Producer

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