Almost from the very moment of its first tentative tweet, legions of onlineMorrissey fans and others had converged on what was assumed to have been the new home of the bequiffed one on Twitter. "Hello. Testing, 1, 2, 3. Planet Earth, are you there? One can only hope..." came the tweet from the new account, @itsmorrissey, whose authenticity was bolstered by the fact that it had been endowed with a blue verified badge from Twitter itself.