As iconic as he is, Jerry Seinfeld did not have an official presence online until he launched his site JerrySeinfeld.com on May 6. Well, before this past weekend even started, Jerry made another technological leap to the delight of his many fans: he joined Twitter.
As of this writing, the comedy giant — already verified on Twitter — has already amassed nearly 150,000 followers. If you haven’t already started following the man, you’ll have to head on over to @SeinTime, because it looks like some cybersquatting dingleberry already claimed @JerrySeinfeld– and because, according to one of Jerry’s tweets, it’s a nickname his pal Chris Rock gave him a long time ago. Seinfeld entered the Twitter world with this tweet: “Greetings Tweetarians! I have just landed on your Planet. This could be my last Tweet.” By yesterday, Seinfeld was already getting comfortable in his Twitter skin, as he dropped a slightly edgier joke.
Whenever a big name joins Twitter, I’m most interested in who that big name decides to immediately follow. In Jerry’s case, it was his wife, of course — @JessSeinfeld — as well as his longtime comedian friends Tom Papa, that’s @TomPapa (who hosts The Marriage Ref on NBC, which Seinfeld produces) and Colin Quinn, that’s @IAmColinQuinn, who is the star of the Emmy-nominated one-man show Long Story Short, which Seinfeld directed for Broadway and for HBO. Interesting friendship sidenote: Quinn introduced Seinfeld to Papa, and the rest is history.
We’re glad to have you, Jerry. Happy tweeting. We’ll be reading… And waiting to see if you’ll follow @Laughspincom. Fingers crossed.