Social media sites have made the gradual progression from being a hobby to an almost essential form of communication. They have evolved from sites like Xanga to the much more popular Myspace, and then, to the nearly universal Facebook. Now, social media sites are branching off into niches of their very own.
Pottermore is a new type of social media site dedicated to exploring J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter book series. With the introduction of Pottermore to the social network agenda, a lot of new doors will be opened to the future of what social media sites have to offer.
Sarahlyn Hewitt, a local Potter enthusiast, is one of the one million lucky fans to gain early access to Pottermore. She defeated the Magical Quill challenge gaining her rightful place in the early access crowd. She strongly asserts that only the most dedicated fans would gain early access. With “Protego” (a spell from Harry Potter) tattooed across her back, Hewitt is a shining example of Rowling’s most devoted fans. With her early entry, Hewitt describes what others can look forward to on the magical social media site.
Many of the fans who found the Magical Quill have only just recently gained access to the site, and for many like Hewitt, the wait was long and stressful:
“Well I had been checking my e-mail everyday, as most of us were. I finally got online one day and saw that I had a new Pottermore e-mail,” Hewitt said. “It was unreal because I’d been waiting for like a month and a half at this point for my welcome letter to come. So, it was kind of shocking to actually see it in my inbox, addressed to me, saying that I could finally enter the