Last night, one day after his maiden tweet, former Facebook president Sean Parker known to many Americans as "Justin Timberlake in The Social Network" ran into Twitter founder Jack Dorsey at the Monkey Bar, where Graydon Carter hosted the members of Vanity Fair’s (very tech-heavy) 2011 New Establishment. “Sparker!” Dorsey exclaimed, greeting Parker by his brand-new Twitter handle.
Despite such excitement, it could be a while before Dorsey, and Parker's other 27,000 followers, hear from @sparker again. "I'll labor over all 140 characters," Parker told us. "It's going to be weeks."
While Parker chatted with MTV founder Bob Pittman, his fiancée, singer-songwriter Alexandra Lenas, told Dorsey she was working on Parker's Twitter strategy. The fried chicken backstage at Late Night With Jimmy Fallon earlier this week, she thought, would have made a good Twitter pic. It still might, eventually. Parker is taking his time with it, Twitter’s rapid-fire culture be damned.
“That would have been a good one,” Parker agreed. “We actually did take the picture, so that will get tweeted out. I’m not quite that real-time.”
“He’s actually thoughtful,” said Lenas. “I think he’ll have some thoughtful tweets.”
“She’s the photo editor for my Twitter,” said Parker.