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J.K. Rowling Opens Twitter Account

J.K. Rowling
Posted by: Melissa
September 25, 2009, 01:31 PM

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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179 Comments

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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/

Posted by Zhandarq on September 26, 2009, 12:27 AM report to moderator
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594 Points

@Zhandarq, that’s amazing! Go Leaky! :-)

Posted by MischiefManaged on September 26, 2009, 04:46 AM report to moderator
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Great!! so exciting =D

Posted by Nicci Weasley on September 26, 2009, 05:19 AM report to moderator
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PEN AND PAPER MY PRIORITY’!!!!!! AH SHE IS WRITING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!

Posted by Freya-Storm on September 26, 2009, 05:46 AM report to moderator
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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”….

Posted by DoVe_PaTrOnUs *-GFTC-* on September 26, 2009, 05:52 AM report to moderator
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Oooooo, awesome!!

Posted by Wendelin the Weird on September 26, 2009, 06:10 AM report to moderator
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She’s writing!! That is so awesome. So sad that she won’t be ‘tweeting endlessly’ though..

Posted by Promote Elfish Welfare [*SQUEE*] on September 26, 2009, 06:25 AM report to moderator
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I am so happy she is writing, hopefully it is the Scottish Book, going to have to open a Twitter account.

Posted by Want to be a Weasley on September 26, 2009, 06:31 AM report to moderator
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AWSOME!!!!!

Posted by Jane_Potter on September 26, 2009, 06:39 AM report to moderator
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YAY! I am now following her, and I’m so glad that she joined!

Posted by bjullie on September 26, 2009, 08:19 AM report to moderator
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132 Points

That is so fantastic!

Posted by mimi meila on September 26, 2009, 09:10 AM report to moderator
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879 Points

my mom made me get rid of my twitter so I can’t follow her :( :( :( :( :( :( :(

Posted by readhp1008 on September 26, 2009, 10:20 AM report to moderator
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This is really great!!! I’m following her although she won’t be often there! Actually, I’m not often there, either! ;)

Posted by hp-fan (Roar!) on September 26, 2009, 10:34 AM report to moderator
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YESYES! She’ll definitely be the most followed person in Twitter!

Posted by BlueOwl4 on September 26, 2009, 10:44 AM report to moderator
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….. 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!!!

Posted by ~ Asi ~ on September 26, 2009, 10:45 AM report to moderator
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