The world is going crazy today and it’s not because it’s sunny and warm outside, but because Beyoncé has joined Twitter. She’s also relaunched her website and debuted a brand new Tumblr. “It’s been a long time coming,” she writes. “But I finally have my own place on the web. This is only the beginning, we have so much planned for my site.”
That Twitter account, by the way, has amassed over 3.5 million followers since launching this morning, but it’s the Tumblr that has everyone squealing with joy. You could scroll through her editorial shots for ages, or click through hundreds of photos of Beyoncé behind the scenes on video or in performance rehearsals—or you could skip to the fun stuff. Beyoncé and Jay-Z are one of the most fiercely private couples in the public sphere. Only last year did we get a look at Bey’s wedding dress and though Jay recorded baby Blue Ivy on his song, “Glory,” the couple skipped the sell-our-baby-pics-to-the-tabloids hoopla and shared them with the world online, in their own time. But now, Beyoncé’s posting intimate family photos under the category, I Am. There are photos of her and Jay on family vacations, of Beyoncé pregnant in a bikini, of her tour bus and dressing room, and even a black and white shot of her with bff Gwyneth Paltrow. What were saying is, only click over to the site if you have many, many hours to kill.