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Thursday, February 24, 2011

J. K. Rowling is on Twitter - or, in a nut shell: Copy and Paste

Joanne K. Rowling
(I like this picture!)
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If you are, as I am, a fan of Joanne K. Rowling's works, aka the Harry Potter saga, you are always happy to find some new bits and pieces from her on the news or in other places.

Not things said and written  about  her, mind you, in articles or TV shows whatsoever, but stuff she said or wrote herself  —  genuine Rowling :-)!

In these modern days of age that we live in, you will probably roam the Internet for information and updates on persons and topics you like, and  you will also check out especially Social Networking portals, like (among others) MySpace, Facebook and Twitter.

The World's largest Birdhouse ...
So, quite a long while ago, I was excited, really, when I found out that Ms Rowling indeed is on Twitter. The account has the check sign for "Verified Account", so it's the real deal.

"Awesome!"    that's what I thought, and, without further ado or reading ahead, clicked to follow her. I was (and am not) alone with this, because there is a six digit number of people who also follow her.

But I seriously ask myself: What for?

If you want to sum up what Harry Potter is about, you will need quite a while, unless you just say "Boy with magic powers defeats evil wizard; the whole thing takes friggin' seven books to happen."  Of course this does not do the thing justice, and you will need a bit more time and space to show someone what Harry Potter is about.

Now, if you want to get an overview of what Ms Rowling has been up to on Twitter ... well, let's say: This task will not take you very long, no matter what.

I take it that she made the account mainly to be present on Twitter, as many enough impostors had made fake accounts, obviously, and presumably also to easily scan the site for mentions of her, to see what ticks out there in the world. So far, so good    a clever and reasonable move.

She made her first tweet on September 17th 2009. Her most current tweet dates of today (February 24th 2011). What has been going on during this time, can indeed be said in a nutshell, or, even easier, shown in a screenshot. Here you go ...

(click on the image to enlarge)

Not exactly thrilling, is it? And: Yes, this is actually  all  there is to find on that account up to now.

But: Who knows ... maybe, some day, something more than a copy and paste every six months or so will actually happen there. Today, there has already a "STILL" been sneaking in!

If you don't want to miss out on
any possible future excitements,
you better follow
ha ha :-)!

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