TEL AVIV (Reuters Life!) - Actor Ashton Kutcher, who has more than five million followers on Twitter, said on Monday he and his actress wife Demi Moore like to tweet one other even when they are face to face.
“A lot of times my wife and I sit across from each other and tweet, it’s a little bizarre,” Kutcher told a technology meeting in Tel Aviv held by Israel’s largest telecoms group, Bezeq.
“It’s the same reason why you send roses to a woman at work. Sometimes people like to be adored in public,” said the 32-year-old former star of the TV series “That ‘70s Show,” as Moore sat opposite him in the audience.
The Twitter power couple last month launched a social media campaign, “Real Men Don’t Buy Girls,” in a bid to end online slave trafficking.
“This content can be stopped. We can find this content, find these people, we can really eradicate human trafficking and make the Internet slave-free,” Kutcher said.
Twitter, which limits tweets to 140 characters, is four years old but has become a popular social networking website with 145 million users and about 90 million tweets per day.
“If you look at the top 100 media companies, 95 percent are owned and operated by white men over the age of 40 ... Twitter is a more true perspective of the human graph than any media company,” Kutcher said. “It’s a power shift in the media and we are all participating in it.”
Kutcher, who said he encounters harsh criticism on his Twitter feed, compared the real-time social web to “shining a light in a really dark room.”
“Until you shine a light really bright you may not see the garbage in your life,” he said. “Sometimes, when there is criticism it’s shining a light on you and you need to use that to eliminate the garbage in your life.”