J.K. Rowling Opens Twitter Account

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Sep 25, 2009

Posted by Melissa Anelli

It’s #followfriday on Leaky! Or as many readers have called it: the best #followfriday ever!

Reader Cassandra wrote in to tell us that J.K. Rowling apparently has a Twitter account here, at username @jk_rowling. While Twitter calls it a verified account, we checked, just to be sure, and have received confirmation: it is Jo. She opened it to put an end to all the fake ones and won’t be twittering often.
The account seems to have been opened on Sept. 17 and reads:

I am told that people have been twittering on my behalf, so I thought a brief visit was in order just to prevent any more confusion! However, I should flag up now that although I could twitter endlessly, I’m afraid you won’t be hearing from me very often, as pen and paper is my priority at the moment

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182 Responses to J.K. Rowling Opens Twitter Account

Avatar ImageProfessor Cassandra says: Yayness, I was actually right about something! :DAvatar Imagehewy says: Happy to see one of us has joined the 21st century. I however will not be. Good Luck Jo!!!!Avatar Imagepotterforpresident says: Yes! Followed!Avatar Imageemdash84 says: SUPER AWESOME. thanks for the heads up! :) Avatar Imageemdash84 says: P.S. Talk about the GREATEST Follow Friday of all time! :)Avatar Image-MischiefManaged- says: Toooootally following Jo! :)Avatar ImageIceholic says: I might consider start using that twitter account I opened the other day. Might...Avatar Imageapril_showers says: Heeheeee!!! I'm so excited even though she'll probably never use it. Oh it would be awesome if she did. Avatar ImageThe Hufflepuff Giraffe says: 'although I could Twitter endlessly'... Oh, I wish she would. Just for one day. Squee! Go, Jo! :DAvatar ImageEnergizerBunny says: I now have a reason to have a Twitter!Avatar ImageNiphai says: Wow.. this is just TOTALLY AWESOME.. Best Follow Friday ever xDAvatar ImageNiphai says: By the way.. my TweetDeck says she joined on Mon 03 Aug 2009 13:23Avatar ImageBookworm Jen says: How exciting! Too bad she won't be using it often; Tweets from Jo would be the highlight of every day! :)Avatar ImageProfessor Cassandra says: I wonder how many people will get a Twitter JUST to follow Jo? At any rate, I'm sure she'll end up with MILLIONS of followers!!!Avatar Imageisc_hector says: SHE'S WRITING!!! SHE'S WRITING!!! SHE'S WRITING!!! I'M SO EXCITED!!!!!!!!!!! :DAvatar Imageethelnorthbrook says: that's so cool! does it mean that she is writing?Avatar ImageFifi says: Followed! Oh this just made me SOOOOOO happy! Yaaaaaaayyy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : DAvatar ImageVoldie says: Squeeness! I bet she breaks like all of the Twitter records hehe. :DAvatar Image-MischiefManaged- says: I agree with you ppl, it's the best Follow Friday ever :) And indeed, could she really be writing again, like her tweets suggest? If so, it's an even better Follow Friday! :)Avatar Imagefriendofblob says: I can not express my happiness at what this implies in words. I think I'll just agree with Dark Lord Hector.Avatar ImageX-Lillie-Lovegood-X says: YAYAYAYAYAAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAY oh and did I mention YAYAYAYAYAYAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Avatar Imagesiriuslyamanda says: djksfhsdjkh! Ahhhh yay!Avatar Imagecosmo409 says: she's writing! huzzah!Avatar ImageJessicaS says: "...as pen and paper is my priority at the moment." Excellent!! I'm wondering if it would be worth it to get a twitter account just to follow Jo. Of course, Leaky will probably post most/all of her twitters, so I can just check my daily news here and be fine, right??Avatar ImageFosDoNuT says: I finally opened a twitter account because of this.Avatar ImageSmonocco says: Just about to follow her.Avatar Imagestenojoz says: Yipee! I hope that means the Scottish Book is coming along....or anything new.....oh, hope, hope, hope! Don't follow Twitter, but maybe I should now.Avatar ImageMJLeakyCon says: I love Jo. And Twitter. What a great #followfriday surprise.Avatar Imagesunlitdays says: AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Avatar ImageSueTLC says: Hey Jessica! LOL yes I think most of us will keep up with Jo and her tweets, so fear not! :) Imagine the day if she chooses to Twitter about the Scottish book... I predict a serious Twitter crash that day lolol, or the ultimate in Retweet days lolol :) yay for Jo!Avatar Imageele0206 says: pen and paper is my priority at the moment SHE IS WRITIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIING!!!!!!!!! SHE IS WRITING!! SHE IS WRITING!!!!!Avatar ImageMr. Brightside says: OMG YAYAYAYAYA!!! I'm gonna follow her right now!Avatar ImageNoble Birth Descending says: Ooooh! Pen and paper! I so need another book!Avatar Imageselene21 says: Jo please write often!!!Avatar ImageWON_TWO says: That's nice... Avatar ImageGreenLightening says: Best Follow Friday ever.Avatar ImagePetra says: So cool.... I don't have a Twitter but I will visit it... Wow, what to say?? Jo rocks.. :)Avatar Imagegryffindor1991 says: cool. id follow her but i dont have a twitter account anymore. mine stoped working. :(Avatar Imagealegria35 says: she's writing... that's good news... **must follow JKR on Twitter Avatar ImageMushMania says: AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!! oyaksumlibnis... shshshshsss twittwerin!!!!Avatar ImageHmrc5 says: Nice one Jo! And yes!! She's writing it! She is! :P I love her!Avatar ImageMelissa Anelli says: Remember to digg this article peeps :) http://digg.com/celebrity/J_K_Rowling_Opens_Twitter_AccountAvatar Imagehermionenluna says: yesyesyesyes!!!Avatar Imagewandmastercalum says: AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!! OMG I'm so glad for this! *cries with joy* I feel so connected with her xD. SHES WRITING.Avatar ImageFGFG says: Pen and paper?!? Oh my gosh! I think that part of me that died a little after Deathly Hallows came as coming back to life a little bit. Sh-she's writing? Oh my gosh! I am getting a Twitter just to follow Jo. I've gotten a couple Twitter accounts before but I've never been able to work out how to use it!Avatar ImageRhiannon7 says: JKR HAS A TWITTER ACCOUNT. A REAL TWITTER ACCOUNT VERIFIED BY MELISSA. I AM A FOLLOWER. YIPPEE!!!!Avatar ImagexxIBelieveInNarglesxx says: WOW!! that's brilliant,she's writing !!:D and even if she says she won't be tweeting,i just registered to Twitter to follow her XDAvatar Imagewandmastercalum says: How long until she gets a Myleaky hmm we wonders?Avatar ImageMatea says: I think it can't do any harm. already "following" her. it's going to be really amazing to her from her directly now and then.Avatar Imagesimos says: yessss! Avatar Imagetune81 says: What is she writing? I hope it's something HP related.Avatar Imageda_member0808 says: Yayy!!! i'm so following her! this definitely made my day :DDDAvatar Imagesjbodell says: THAT IS SO AWESOME! :D:D:D:D This is shaping up to be a good Friday. Yay!Avatar ImagePewterWolf says: NO WAY!!! Whoa - I have no idea which am more excited over. Jo being on Twitter or the fact that she's writing! No, the writing excites me more! (I'm how old and am squeeing very loudly at the computer?!) Avatar Imagehumbert0 says: xD she openned it in my birthday =bAvatar ImageDanielaNC says: This is so cool!Avatar ImageEkhetrima says: Very cool, but I don't expect to see many tweets from her. Avatar Imageraisaers says: YES!!!Avatar ImageParkinsonpansy says: my life is complete!!! :) Avatar ImageHermione Elizabeth says: AWESOME!!!! :)Avatar Imageheatherklus says: i don't care if she won't be twittering often, i'm following anyway.Avatar ImageScarStruck says: COOOOOOOOOL! i want a twitter now!!!!!!!!!!Avatar ImageScarStruck says: COOOOOOOOOL! i want a twitter now!!!!!!!!!!Avatar ImageScarStruck says: COOOOOOOOOL! i want a twitter now!!!!!!!!!!Avatar ImageScarStruck says: COOOOOOOOOL! i want a twitter now!!!!!!!!!!Avatar Imagespiritbound says: Oh my days !!! Never been so excited about a twitter account. Made my day! wooooooooooooooooooooooopings to hearing from jkr even if it's a one of twitter!! :D:D Pen and paper her priority!? Now that has to be good news! Woooo go jk :DAvatar ImageHBPFan says: Poor Jo..having to open an account in order to stop others impersonating her..Avatar ImageHorcruxalej says: sweet im fallowing her fallowers are adding up like crazyAvatar Imagesiriuslysirius11 says: Wow! That's very cool.Avatar ImageHPNAIV says: OMG OMG OMG. JO HAS A TWITTER! This just made my week!Avatar ImageCatherine says: OMG!! SSSSSSSSQQQQQQQQUUUUUUUUUEEEEEEE!! IM SO EXCITED! im fallowing Jo Rowling on twitter! i cant believe i just typed that!! AND SHE IS WRITTING!!!!! We so love you Jo! xoxoxoxAvatar ImageLinnyish says: I think this is my favourite FOLLOW moment EVERRR!!!! FOLLOW FOLLOW FOLLOW FOLLOW So awesome!!!!!!!!!!Avatar ImageRavenclaw98 says: Shes writing that means she is probaly working on the Scottish book!!Avatar ImageHollyLime says: I'm so excited I can follow Jo now! I'm so happy she joined Twitter!Avatar ImageLulubelleI says: coolAvatar ImageA Chocolate Frog says: This is why I love TLC. Accurate reporting and going straight to the source!! Yay for Leaky being cited in the Associated Press!! :)Avatar Imagecghambright says: I"M SO EXCITED!! I'm definitely following her! This is so AWESOME!! I wonder what she's working on!?!!!Avatar ImageBeckster235 says: sooo following her!!Avatar ImageBeckster235 says: sooo following her!!Avatar ImageDiamondWings says: So cool! I'm following her now...Avatar ImageWingardium Leviosa says: Wow, that's so cool! I might get a twitter just to follow her, haha.Avatar Imagecheeserpleaser says: I will certainly follow her, even if she will not update often! I am glad that she is concentrating on a more meaningful novel or something similar than mundane and trivial tweets. Nevertheless, despite the reputation attached to many of the tweets that pervade on the site, I am positive hers will be creative and illuminating.Avatar Imageroonwit says: I am wondering how high her number of followers will go and how fast. It was in the 6000s when I looked earlier today, and is now up to 15,598 Avatar ImageRaveKatie says: I don't care how little she tweets, I'll follow her for the three that she does! :DAvatar ImageMac_Beth13 says: Following, even if she only Tweets once in a blue moon it'll still be neat to read when she does!Avatar ImageMidnightSun321 says: oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooh! Even thought I hardly ever check twitter (as in once every 2 weeks!) I think I'll go on more often!!!Avatar Imagemjkalldaway says: Finally! Now all I need is a Twitter account... lolAvatar Imagebettb says: Wow, following Jo would actually make Twitter worth joining! And how awesome is it that her priority is pen & paper?? :-)))Avatar Imagethundermountain7 says: "as pen and paper is my priority at the moment" what does that. is she writing? i hope i hope i hope Avatar Imageenchantedsocks says: Stephen Fry and now JK Rowling on Twitter! I'm now following 2 of the most awesome people in the world ever. :)Avatar Imagelisajean65 says: This is fantastic!!!!Avatar Imagemaimiaa says: whaaaaaaaaat. whoa. lol Avatar ImageNearlyHeadlessNicole says: yusss. :DAvatar ImageWerewolves Rule says: I'm so happy about this! I'm following JK Rowling on Twitter! Squee!!!Avatar Imagekyramp says: Oh I wish she would write endlessly! Anyways yay! Avatar Imagebutterbeer bottle says: Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Avatar Imagetraci1978 says: my kind of celb twitterer...the kind that doesn't tweet ever 5 minutesAvatar Imagesuperman82 says: I might just have to venture over and check twitter out.Avatar ImageGarden State Geek says: Jo never ceases to be awesome. Can the Scottish Book be far behind? Avatar Imagelightningwolf says: hey, did you guys catch what she said that "pen and paper is my priorety at the moment"? does that mean that she's writing right now?!Avatar ImageBlatcher914 says: Just got a twitter last night, and it seems I got an account just in timeAvatar Imagedcsbelle says: When I joined her followers there were already 20,745 people there! It would be great to get breaking news from her directly.Avatar ImageLuce_depp says: following her already... i'm not naive enough to believe she is writing the scottich book...but damn i wish she wasAvatar ImageArianae426 says: yay so happy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Right now she has upwards of 16,000 followers.... but isn't following anyone. Oh well, she's too buy to tweet and follow people: SHE'S WRITING!!!! I'm hoping for the Scottish book. Avatar Imagegemini_black says: Wicked!Avatar Imagebookgirl3000 says: WOW! I followed imediatly and sent out an all caps tweet to my followers telling them to follow her or unfollow me. I am still in shock.Avatar ImageZhandarq says: Ah HA! Look, my friends: Leaky broke the news first! AP, via MSNBC, credits THIS WEBSITE for being the first to report Jo's Twitter account! You GO, Leaky! http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/33024192/ns/technology_and_science-tech_and_gadgets/Avatar Image-MischiefManaged- says: *@Zhandarq*, that's amazing! Go Leaky! :-)Avatar ImageNicci Weasley says: Great!! so exciting =DAvatar Imageluna.quibbler says: 'PEN AND PAPER MY PRIORITY'!!!!!! AH SHE IS WRITING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!Avatar ImageDoVe_PaTrOnUs says: i'm with dark lord hector, i'm just excited that pen and paper are her priority right now! especially seeing as though i live in the US and she doesn't, so it's not like i could stalk her even if i wanted to. i hope leaky will keep us updated if we miss anything important that she's twittered, like "writing an even better series at the local starbucks"....Avatar ImageWendelin the Weird says: Oooooo, awesome!!Avatar Imagepromote_elfish_welfare says: She's writing!! That is so awesome. So sad that she won't be 'tweeting endlessly' though.. Avatar ImageWant to be a Weasley says: I am so happy she is writing, hopefully it is the Scottish Book, going to have to open a Twitter account.Avatar ImageJane_Potter says: AWSOME!!!!!Avatar Imagebjullie says: YAY! I am now following her, and I'm so glad that she joined!Avatar Imagemimi meila says: That is so fantastic!Avatar Imagereadhp1008 says: my mom made me get rid of my twitter so I can't follow her :( :( :( :( :( :( :( Avatar ImageTheGoldenSeeker says: This is really great!!! I'm following her although she won't be often there! Actually, I'm not often there, either! ;)Avatar ImageBlueOwl4 says: YES!YES!YES! She'll definitely be the most followed person in Twitter!Avatar ImageAsi says: ..... pen and paper is my priority at the moment... Great , she is writing something, I wish the news told us several weeks ago that Jo was working on Harry Potter encyclopedia!!!!!!!! Anyway I'll keep looking at her Twitter and if she would be writing I'll regestrait!!! Avatar ImageLauraKeaton says: Oh man. So far I've managed to keep myself free of this twitter obsession, but now that Jo is on I might just have to get an account and follow her.Avatar ImageThe Stew says: Oh lawds!Avatar ImageThe Stew says: Twitter! Oh noiz!Avatar Imagekiwimci says: I want her to tweet for just one day from morning to night. A Day in the Life of Jo- it's be amazingAvatar Imagesamhinrichs678 says: conversation at dinner last night me: "JK has a twitter" Laura: "Twitter's just so you can stalk people" me: "Yes, I'm stalking JKR from MONTANA" both: ... rofl it was awesome... but the best part "pen and paper are my priority" who care if she never tweets again, SHE'S WRITING!!! *gets excited*Avatar Imageowanalilypotter says: HOLY CRAP! I getting a tweeter account now and FOLLOWING HER!!!!! Man I sounded like a stalker...but hey! If it's JK Rowling, I'll get an account!Avatar Imagekendalllovett says: I'm following her on my cell phone, so I get a text every time she updates! I have to admit, I'm sad that she's not updating every few minutes, but I'm glad that she's writing! Inspiring...Avatar ImageRodiniusBlack says: Now a reason to get twitterAvatar ImageLunabelle7 says: To Dark Lord Hector: "SHE"S WRITING SHE"S WRITING SHE"S WRITING!! I"M SO EXCITED!!!!" Yes yes yes yes yes! That was my response too! We're glad that your priority is pen and paper at the moment, Jo! Very glad.Avatar ImageNicoleC76 says: Crap!!!!!! I totaly forgot my Twitter password and th password to my email account that it's filed under!!!! I've been putting it off but I guess I'll have to get another. But she's WRITING!!!!!!! EEEEEEeeee!!! I can't wait to see what!!!!Avatar ImageParacelsus101 says: That is really cool! Too bad I don't have twitter.......Avatar ImageTonks1 says: It would be awsome just to twitter with j.k. rowling. I just love her and in awe of her. Avatar Imagesessionka says: This actually made the paper.... I'm ecstatic she's writing!!!!Avatar ImageHermioneRon4ever says: I've been following her for the past couple days! I don't twitter much but I read others all the time, it's awesome to be able to read posts by JK Rowling, Tom Felton, and Mathew Lewis (and some other celebrities too)Avatar ImageLeeann says: That's so awesome! I'll have to follow her, though I hope she decides to twitter often.Avatar Imagepfowlerp says: "…as pen and paper is my priority at the moment." Excellent!! I hope that means the Scottish Book is coming along….or something new…..I would get a twitter account just to follow Jo. However, Leaky will probably post most/all of her twitters, so I’ll just check my daily news here.Avatar ImageFleur-de- Lily says: Awesome!Avatar ImageBonnie Radcliffe says: She's brewing something!! ^^ And she announced it with really big letters, too XD I bet it's that HP encyclopedia.Avatar ImageRetrograde15 says: Following :D Someone should track how many followers she's getting and post it up :)Avatar ImageJananae says: For some reason, I find it VERY funny that JKR has a Twitter account :PAvatar ImageReedMan says: 'bout time!Avatar ImagePollytomat says: Great! I definitely will follow it)Avatar ImageDrops_of_Jupiter says: Thats pretty cool!Avatar ImageScribbled says: Ha. This is amazing... I got a twitter just to follow her. :) But what is this about pen and paper now, Jo?Avatar ImageBrosia23 says: This might actually get me onto Twitter. But I already have enough to do with my other endeavors. Avatar Imagelevi-OH-sa not levio-SA says: sooo excited about this! she is so wonderful! she doesn't need to twitter so much, we are all ok with that, as long as she is doing what we love her for!Avatar Imagewing says: hahahahaahahAvatar Imageroonwit says: I see she has over 50,000 followers now, though the number doesn't seem to be increasing as fast as it was.Avatar ImageWiddershins says: @Dark Lord--the same thing occurred to me, much more exciting than the fact that she's on Twitter. Can't wait!!Avatar ImageMariaKeis says: Jo in twitter .. Loving it :DAvatar ImageMariaKeis says: Jo in twitter .. Loving it :DAvatar Imagesairah says: i am SO following her!Avatar ImageC_B_Mia says: OMG OMG OMG OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Avatar ImageNot Slytherin says: I'm following you, Guuurl. :o)Avatar Imagefatmermaid says: I logged on to my twitter account just to start following her. I hope she tweets more often than she says she will!!!! I wonder what she's writing if pen and paper are her priority now?Avatar ImageBroborn says: I am excited more about what she is writing with that pen and paper.Avatar ImageRossonera says: I'm already following her. I hope she writes often!Avatar Imagemuffinmonsterxo says: Hahaha, I just made a Twitter so that I can follow Jo. I don't even care if she doesn't Tweet often :DAvatar ImageRossonera says: I'm already following her. I hope she writes often!Avatar Imagedemonicxaura says: Totally AWESOME! Now, i have a reason to create an account on twitter. lol. :)Avatar ImageMikeMagpuyo says: Yay!! I'll follow her immediately. I just hope she updates it more frequently..Avatar ImageHPbrokensilence says: following!Avatar ImageRenata says: This is old news but new news to me! I wonder what she's writing? I know that it'll be great, no matter what it is!Avatar Imagevanessaclairpotter says: yay. pen to paper?Avatar Imageemilycasmith says: oh, that's cool :) I just started following now...as I haven't been here since August! Avatar ImageMellzey72 says: sweet!Avatar Imagedaviejones403 says: I'm not big on twitter, but i'll definetley gonna follow Jo. This is the greatest Follow Friday I know ofAvatar ImageSindi says: i will still follow! :D Avatar ImageSindi says: i will still follow! :D Avatar ImageLoveTomRiddle says: awesome! I just checked her page and she doesn't tweet much!Avatar Imagechloewaaka says: I find it funny how there's so many people following her, but she's not following anyone! Well, I guess she's not on it enough to even bother to follow people. She's never on it. Oh well.Avatar ImageLoveTomRiddle says: She's the reason why I have a Twitter account! I didn't care about twitter, until she joined. Siriusly, she's the reason why I joined. She's awesome!Avatar Imageccking says: I'M SO EXCITED SHE'S WRITING!!!!!!!! but she hasn't tweeted since she got the account :(:(:(:( SHE'LL USE IT FOR PUBLICITY WHEN SHE'S DONE WRITING THOUGH!!! squeeeeAvatar Imageccking says: I'M SO EXCITED SHE'S WRITING!!!!!!!! but she hasn't tweeted since she got the account :(:(:(:( SHE'LL USE IT FOR PUBLICITY WHEN SHE'S DONE WRITING THOUGH!!! squeeeeAvatar Imageccking says: I'M SO EXCITED SHE'S WRITING!!!!!!!! but she hasn't tweeted since she got the account :(:(:(:( SHE'LL USE IT FOR PUBLICITY WHEN SHE'S DONE WRITING THOUGH!!! squeeeeAvatar Imageccking says: I'M SO EXCITED SHE'S WRITING!!!!!!!! but she hasn't tweeted since she got the account :(:(:(:( SHE'LL USE IT FOR PUBLICITY WHEN SHE'S DONE WRITING THOUGH!!! squeeeeAvatar Imageccking says: I'M SO EXCITED SHE'S WRITING!!!!!!!! but she hasn't tweeted since she got the account :(:(:(:( SHE'LL USE IT FOR PUBLICITY WHEN SHE'S DONE WRITING THOUGH!!! squeeee

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