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@StrongBadActual is Strong Bad's Twitter account. It posts a variety of original text, images, and videos, some promoting recent Homestar Runner projects, others responding to fans. It was created on September 29, 2011, shortly after the now-closed account @ronginald, but laid dormant for almost three years. It became active on September 26, 2014, in the general time frame Matt Chapman said he hoped updates would resume on the Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Show. During the interview, he discussed the possibility of giving Strong Bad a Twitter account as part of a relaunch. The account came to public attention when The Brothers Chaps-collaborator Craig Zobel retweeted the account's first post. The account was later promoted by Alex Hirsch, who worked closely with Matt Chapman on Gravity Falls during most of the Homestar Runner hiatus. The account has since surpassed 97,000 followers as of August 24, 2022.

In the account's early days, there was speculation as to who owned the account. The account was proven to be officially run on October 3, 2014, when Fish Eye Lens was released on the main website. The post from September 27, almost a week before, featured an ASCII image of one of the scenes from the toon, calling it a scene from his "new jam", as the toon referred to it as a "number one jam". The profile pic was also taken with a fisheye lens.

In all Lappier emails, the CGI Paper reads ">tweet here to email strong bad @StrongBadActual", suggesting that the Twitter account has officially replaced his email address strongbad@homestarrunner.com as the primary contact method for Strong Bad Email. The first Lappier email, sbemail 206, marks the first time the account has been mentioned on homestarrunner.com. The first time the account was officially linked to was in a main page message reading "strong bad's twitter".

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  • Including "Actual", "Real", or similar phrasing in a username (in addition to or instead of existing Twitter verification methods) is common practice for celebrities and organizations who wish to indicate an official account, rather than a fan-run or imposter. In addition, the handle @strongbad was in use on both Twitter and Instagram prior to the creation of either @StrongBadActual account.
  • The background image of the account is The Paper, which is also seen in several early Twitpics.
  • His Twitter bio reads, "i don't trust any device i can't mash ctrl+alt+del on".
  • His Twitter location is "Strong Badia- Free Country USA".
  • Strong Bad's foray into social media is portrayed as being with his out-of-date computer equipment, and his early posts mostly document that.
  • Sometimes, on Halloween, his Twitter username will be temporarily changed to a variation of "Strong Bad".
    • 2016 — Strange Bood
    • 2017 — Strangled Badly
  • On July 19, 2019, he changed his username to "Strong Bad 🔜 GenCon" to announce his upcoming return to Gen Con.
  • On August 4, 2019, after his arrival at Gen Con, he changed his username to "Strong Bad 🔥💪🏼🐉GenCon". It was changed back to normal around August 7.

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