This may not end well, but it promises to be mightily entertaining while it lasts. Morrissey has posted his first tweet on Twitter. Well, he  joined Twitter some time ago if we’re being strictly accurate: the @itsmorrissey account was apparently set up in June 2009, but the first tweet came last night: “Hello. Testing, 1, 2, 3. Planet Earth, are you there? One can only hope…” If ever a pop star was made for Twitter, it’s Morrissey: we’re hoping for plenty of 140-character barbed wit, and possibly a few beefs… Well, perhaps it’s safer to call them arguments, not ‘beefs’, given the context.  That first tweet was swiftly followed by a second: “Follow, follow, follow. Twitter is the perfect metaphor for…something. Dunno what.” By this morning, the account – which is verified by Twitter, dispelling fears of a faker – had more than 173,000 followers. For now, Morrissey is only following one other account: that of his label Harvest Records. If he ever follows @Johnny_Marr,@mikejoycedrums or @AndyRourke64, watch the Smiths reunion rumours spread like wildfire…

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