WSJ Realizes Too Late that Joan Didion Isn't on Twitter

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July 11 2013 2:51 PM

The Wall Street Journal Realizes Too Late that Joan Didion Isn't on Twitter

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Joan Didion attends the funeral of Dominick Dunne at The Church of St. Vincent Ferrer on September 10, 2009 in New York City

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And the correction that tells the full story: "An earlier version of this story said the @JoanDidion account was the author's actual account. It is a parody. The article has been updated." The giveaway: The account in question's bio reads, "Joan's tweets inspired by Joan (she dislikes [micro]blogs) and edited by a chill dude who writes and works in advertising (@erik_stinson)."

Josh Voorhees is a Slate senior writer. He lives in Iowa City.