Prince finally makes his Twitter debut and does all the usual Twitter things
Former pictograph and notorious technophobe Prince made his microblogging debut yesterday and has gone full Twitter evolution in less than 24 hours.
The official twitter account of Prince’s current backing band 3rd Eye Girl (@3rdeyegirl; handle “PRINCE 3RDEYEGIRL”) has been active since early January, but yesterday appears to have featured the very first thought sneezes of Mr. Purple Rain himself.
PRINCE'S 1ST TWEET... TESTING 1, 2...— PRINCE 3RDEYEGIRL (@3rdeyegirl) August 14, 2013
But the excitement didn't stop there. Mr. Sign O The Times allowed the world to share in insights such as “PRINCE’S 2ND TWEET,” which is literally all his second tweet says.
While these might appear to be the accidental musings of a social media amateur, by the third tweet, Señor Batdance seems to have found his groove by taking part in that most sacred of Twitter traditions: Photographing one's dinner.
PRINCE'S 3RD TWEET: DID EYE ADD 2 MUCH PEPPER? pic.twitter.com/3jfe3rb41g— PRINCE 3RDEYEGIRL (@3rdeyegirl) August 14, 2013
And a little later, it seems Prince comes full social-media circle with a sarcastic and self-aware “1st selfie”:
Aside from a classic switcheroo, notice the lack of ALL-CAPS, a proper use of his first hashtag, and the inclusion of contemporary lingo like "selfie."
The remainder of the stream is filled with validating retweets of fans saying how excited they are that he has made his 140-character debut.
Congratulations, Prince I think you’ve got a firm handle on this whole Twitter thing.
Original Prince image: Penner / Flickr