@TheTweetOfGod Calls It Quits On Twitter Account

@TheTweetOfGod Calls It Quits On Twitter Account
SHARE
THIS



Former Daily Show with Jon Stewart writer and producer David Javerbaum the man behind the Twitter handle for God has called it quits. The account @TheTweetOfGod has inspired a book and a Broadway play An Act of God.

The account has been around since 2010, has over two million followers but only follows one person- Justin Bieber. Here’s just some of the hilarious things God tweeted over the past few years:

California Public Radio website The Frame interviewed Javerbaum about speaking for the Almighty and why he left.

You’re discontinuing God’s Twitter feed. The last joke will be about Scalia — did that just feel right?

“I’d been thinking about it for a while and then that hack happened. And then by coincidence that morning [that Scalia died] Stephen Fry said he was leaving Twitter. Now Stephen Fry is one of my huge heroes. And he just had enough of Twitter. He had told a joke — a very harmless joke in his opinion and in my opinion too — and just got a lot of grief and just said, You know what, this is not worth it.”

What will you miss most about not being God anymore?

“Well, I never claimed to be God… That’s not true — in interviews I don’t claim to be God. I think the thing I’ll miss most is the thing I’m leaving deliberately. You tweet something and immediately you see people retweeting it and it feels like, Oh, you have made people laugh. You have caused people to react. And it’s a rush. It’s a limbic brain rush to do that.

“And after a while — it’s been five-and-a-half years — and, again it was prompted by the hack. But I want to think about other things. I want to do other things. I’m done. If I have more jokes to offer or anything else to offer the world, I would like it to be in a different medium.”

Please login with linkedin to comment

einsights Social Media

Latest News

Optus Offers Victorians Free Access To Optus Sport
  • Media

Optus Offers Victorians Free Access To Optus Sport

Locked down Victorians who don’t currently have an Optus Sport subscription will have complimentary access to Optus Sport from this weekend to enjoy the UEFA Champions League tournament plus access to premium health and fitness content through the Optus Sport app. UEFA Champions League – the world’s premier continental football tournament – kicks off at […]

Torrens University Australia Launches ‘Career Crush’ Via VCCP Sydney & Lash
  • Campaigns

Torrens University Australia Launches ‘Career Crush’ Via VCCP Sydney & Lash

Torrens University Australia has launched ‘Career Crush’ via VCCP Sydney and Lash, to help match students with a career they’ll love. Career Crush is an online quiz that determines prospective students’ personal strengths, passions and aspirations to match them with the careers and courses they’re most compatible with. One of the toughest decisions young people […]

Pedestrian Partners With With NZ’s Mi9 To Expand Commercial Offering
  • Media

Pedestrian Partners With With NZ’s Mi9 To Expand Commercial Offering

Pedestrian Group has partnered with Nine subsidiary Mi9 New Zealand to offer NZ brands the opportunity to partner with the likes of Business Insider Australia, Pedestrian.tv and Gizmodo Australia. Next month, Mi9 New Zealand will be representing Pedestrian Group in the NZ market, offering clients the opportunity to work with leading youth publications including Lifehacker […]

VCNI To Launch SVOD Service Featuring ViacomCBS Content, Replaces 10 All Access
  • Media

VCNI To Launch SVOD Service Featuring ViacomCBS Content, Replaces 10 All Access

ViacomCBS Networks International (VCNI), a division of ViacomCBS, is launching a premium streaming service internationally, appealing to audiences of all ages. The new SVOD service will start its international roll-out early in 2021, offering exclusive premieres of all new SHOWTIME series, including Halo and American Rust. CBS All Access originals will also premiere exclusively on the new service, such […]

Optus ‘Yes’ Brand Mark Taken Into New Territory By FutureDeluxe
  • Media

Optus ‘Yes’ Brand Mark Taken Into New Territory By FutureDeluxe

As part of a larger project to refine their brand with partner branding agency Re, Optus have engaged experimental creative studio FutureDeluxe to explore how the iconic ‘Yes’ brand mark behaves in a sophisticated 3D environment. FutureDeluxe have produced a series of 8x idents and a number of static key visuals which will be used […]

Emotive Partners With YouTube And The United Nations
  • Media

Emotive Partners With YouTube And The United Nations

Creative agency, Emotive, and Good Oil Films, is partnering with YouTube and the United Nations to raise awareness around the importance of quality education, which forms part of the UN’s Global Goals for sustainable development.