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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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3417 Points

“…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.

Posted by paul_hp_fan [OoM2] *ROAR* on September 28, 2009, 08:17 AM report to moderator

She’s brewing something!! ^^ And she announced it with really big letters, too XD I bet it’s that HP encyclopedia.

Posted by Bonnie Radcliffe on September 28, 2009, 09:51 AM report to moderator
30 Points

Following :D Someone should track how many followers she’s getting and post it up :)

Posted by Retrograde15 on September 28, 2009, 10:41 AM report to moderator
86 Points

For some reason, I find it VERY funny that JKR has a Twitter account :P

Posted by Jananae on September 28, 2009, 01:11 PM report to moderator
71 Points

’bout time!

Posted by ReedMan on September 28, 2009, 02:44 PM report to moderator
1373 Points

Great! I definitely will follow it)

Posted by Pollytomat on September 28, 2009, 03:56 PM report to moderator
47 Points

Thats pretty cool!

Posted by Drops_of_Jupiter on September 28, 2009, 07:11 PM report to moderator
240 Points

Ha. This is amazing… I got a twitter just to follow her. :)

But what is this about pen and paper now, Jo?

Posted by Scribbled [WBM] on September 29, 2009, 12:30 AM report to moderator
3560 Points

This might actually get me onto Twitter. But I already have enough to do with my other endeavors.

Posted by Brosia, OoM 2 [WBM] on September 29, 2009, 01:32 AM report to moderator
6690 Points

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!

Posted by levi-OH-sa, not levio-SA [neville♥myhero] on September 29, 2009, 06:56 PM report to moderator
1742 Points


Posted by wing on September 30, 2009, 11:27 AM report to moderator

I see she has over 50,000 followers now, though the number doesn’t seem to be increasing as fast as it was.

Posted by roonwit on September 30, 2009, 12:16 PM report to moderator
534 Points

@Dark Lord—the same thing occurred to me, much more exciting than the fact that she’s on Twitter. Can’t wait!!

Posted by Widdershins [WBM] on September 30, 2009, 01:15 PM report to moderator
1642 Points

Jo in twitter .. Loving it :D

Posted by Bella'love ^HISS^ on October 01, 2009, 06:44 AM report to moderator
1642 Points

Jo in twitter .. Loving it :D

Posted by Bella'love ^HISS^ on October 01, 2009, 06:44 AM report to moderator
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