Twitter just got a whole lot cooler.

Stephen King, the tireless author and all-around pop culture aficionado, has officially joined Twitter, under the user name @StephenKingAuth. Lest you think it's another one of Twitter's endless fake celebrity accounts (because, you know, when the hell will Stephen King find the time to tweet in between writing countless novels, short stories, magazine columns, book reviews, and whatever else), his son, fellow author Joe Hill, announced his father's new hobby earlier today.

King' sent his first tweet shortly after 3:00 p.m. EST; a half-hour later, he already has 1,390 followers. Expect that number to increase enormously by the end of the day.

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