James Franco has succumbed to the pressure of celebrity and joined Twitter. His rise to national acclaim with his recent film “127 Hours” and its slew of nominations was likely a big factor in his decision to finally sign up for Twitter – and he’s making it very clear that his account is the real deal.
Franco has @jamesfranco as his username, and it’s a Verified Account to boot. However, he is making triply sure that everyone knows it’s him – and not some impostor – behind the keyboard: his first message on Twitter included a link to a video on Whosay that he made especially for his new online presence, and he emphasizes that “all those other [accounts] are impostors…don’t listen to those other pages.”
He has tweeted ten times since signing up on February 18th, mostly with links to pictures of quirky cartoons and this lovely laser-cat piece of art. He also posted a link to the audio recording of a song that has been pulled from the Oscars, for a cool inside perspective on what goes on behind the scenes at the award show.
Franco’s Twitter account is growing quickly. According to TwitterCounter.com, he is adding over 10,000 new followers a day, and they project that he will reach 1,000,000 followers in just 46 days.
He has also created a Facebook page that boasts over 130,000 fans.
It’s always an exciting time in the Twittersphere when a new celebrity joins the tweeting ranks. Are you going to follow James Franco?