Ashton Kutcher, also called @Aplusk always states his mind on twitter.
With 8 million followers, it’s impossible that people will get mad if he says something bad.
Rumors has been spreading around the internet on his alleged ‘affairs’ and he regularly tweeted on the unfair treatment the media treated him.
Last Wednesday, he posted a misinformed judgement and talked about Joe Paternos firing was ‘unfair’.
Millions of fans tweeted against his post and later on realized that he did not know the full story.
Just this Thursday, Aston announced in a blog post that he will turn the management of the feed to Katalyst Media to ensure the quality of his twitter content.
Here is the full copy of Ashton Kutcher’s blog:
Up until today, I have posted virtually every one of my tweets on my own, but clearly the platform has become too big to be managed by a single individual.
When I started using twitter it was a communication platform that people could say what they are thinking in real-time and if their facts where wrong the community would quickly and helpfully reframe my opinion. It was a conversation, a community driven educational tool, and opinion center that encouraged healthy debate. It seems that today that twitter has grown into a mass publishing platform, where one’s tweets quickly becomes news that is broadcasted around the world and misinformation becomes volatile fodders for critics.
Last night after returning home from work I walked by the television and simply saw a headline that Joe Paterno had been fired. Having no more information than that, I assumed that he had been fired due to poor performance as an aging coach. As a football fan and someone who had watched Joe’s career move from that of legend/innovator to a head coach that fulfilled his duty in the booth, I assumed that the university had let him go due to football related issues.
With that assumption,Â (how dare I assume) I posted a tweet defending his career. I then when about my evening, had some dinner, did a little work, and about an hour later turned on ESPN where I got the full story. I quickly went back on my twitter account and found a hailstorm of responses calling me an ‘idiot’ and several other expletives that I have become accustomed to hearing after almost anything I post. I quickly retracted and deleted my previous post, however that did not seem enough to satisfy people’s outrage at my misinformed post.Â I truly am sorry if I offended anyone and more over I’m going to take action to ensure that this does not happen again.
A collection of over 8 million followers is not to be taken for granted. I feel responsible for delivering an informed opinion and not spreading gossip or rumors through my twitter feed. While i feel that running this field myself gives me a closer relationship with my friends and fans, I’ve come to realize that it has grown into more that a fun tool to communicate with people. While I will continue to express myself through @Aplusk I’m going to turn the management of the feed over to my team at Katalyst Mediato ensure the quality of its content.
My sincere apologies to anyone who I have offended. It was a mistake that I don’t think it would happen again.”