Harry Potter Today Imagines the Popular Series in Current Times

By: Alyson Wyers - Sep 29, 2014
References: twitter & designtaxi
A humorous Twitter account called Harry Potter Today imagines how the beloved series might be different if it had been written in modern times. The extremely popular novels were set in the 1990s, which is only revealed in the last book. Imagining if the series took place starting in 2011 onward (a full ten years later), the writers introduce several pop culture elements to the magical world created by JK Rowling.

Harry Potter Today makes several references to internet culture and social media. This includes references to selfies, hashtags, Voldemort's Facebook updates and Dumbledore's Google searches. The Twitter account shows how the well-known characters would have loved puns and references current events like Kanye's insensitivity regarding Harry and Neville's dead parents.