Shortly after Edward Snowden joined Twitter, his @Snowden profile only needed a few hours to gain the blue checkmark signifying that he is verified as the real owner of the account.
In more than 12 hours of existence, 500,000 Twitter users have followed him.
His first tweet has already racked up over 53,000 retweets.
The man who leaked the famous NSA documents may be the most popular living man ever granted U.S. asylum.
That got us thinking: Who are other popular figures who we wish were on Twitter?
1. Jennifer Lawrence
For a 25-year old, JLaw doesn't seem real connected with the Interwebs. She told The Guardian in 2014:
"I'm not very good on phones or technology. I cannot really keep up with emails, so the idea of Twitter is so unthinkable to me. I don't really understand what it is, it's this weird enigma that people talk about. And it's fine, I respect that, but no, I will never get a Twitter."
We would love JLaw bringing her truthisms and realness to Twitter. Hopefully we'll see her join another day.
2. Bill Murray
Anybody who has a fan website covering crazy stories about him needs a Twitter account. Plus it's Bill Murray. To prove that point, here's a picture of Bill Murray covered in cake.
3. Tina Fey
A little more Liz Lemon in our lives, is that too much to ask?
4. Larry David
LD on Twitter would be nothing short of pretty ... pretty ... pretty good.
5. Daniel Radcliffe
Too many Harry Potter parody accounts, not enough of the real Harry.
He also needs to buy @TheRealHarry. The world is deprived.
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