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*Stop the presses.

The man who declared three years ago that “the Internet is over” and has avoided social media with as much fervor as his effort to snuff out unauthorized video of himself on YouTube…has joined Twitter.

Prince put his pinky toe in the twitterverse for the first time on Wednesday, tweeting via the account of his band 3rdeyegirl. His first couple of tweets read like he was trying to understand how it worked. He tweeted: “PRINCE’S 1ST TWEET… TESTING 1, 2…” and, then, “PRINCE’S 2ND TWEET.”

By the third tweet, he got the hang of it. Followers got a pic of his dinner with the words: “PRINCE’S 3RD TWEET: DID EYE ADD 2 MUCH PEPPER?”

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Then he tweeted a “selfie”…

Prince selfie tweet