49=.Salman Rushdie, Author
If you search online for Salman Rushdie, the second autofill suggestion from Google – after "Salman Rushdie Satanic Verses" – is "Salman Rushdie Twitter". It's fair to say that – as an author not known for the brevity of his novels – he's taken to it with aplomb and wit. (His bio reads: "In the immortal words of Popeye the Sailor Man: I yam what I yam and that's all that I yam.") Has used his account recently to express disappointment at not being allowed to attend the Jaipur Literary Festival in January. He's also been quick to respond to abuse: "The hate tweets dribble on. Moronic thinking + bad grammar: good combo. Keep 'em coming."
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