The 'Purple Rain' singer takes over 3rd Eye Girl's account to announce his presence on the micro-blogging site.
Contrary to his own previous statement that internet was over, Prince surprised many when he joined Twitter. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer took over a Twitter account named after his female backing band 3rd Eye Girl and proceeded to post a series of messages.
The account has been opened for a while. It was used to give updates on the singer's road show with many pictures of his gig around the globe, and it wasn't until Tuesday, August 13 that the "Purple Rain" hitmaker took charge to announce his presence on the popular networking site.
"PRINCE'S 1ST TWEET... TESTING 1, 2...," he began. He got familiar with Twitter in no time, including posting videos, retweeting his followers' messages and uploading mundane pictures including a so-called "first selfie" which turned out to be a photo of smoke in the night air.
Regardless, his involvement seemed to make the @3rdeyegirl account more vibrant in the last couple days.
In an interview with The Mirror, Prince once said, "The internet's like MTV. At one time MTV was hip and suddenly it became outdated. Anyway, all these computers and digital gadgets are no good. They just fill your head with numbers and that can't be good for you."