Fake Twitter Accounts
September 3, 2009 10:22 AM   Subscribe

I recently fell in love with the concept of fake Twitter accounts, and I'm currently collecting them towards some sort of a project. Can you recommend you favorite (if any) fakes on Twitter?
posted by lipsum to Media & Arts (38 answers total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
The fake Dina Lohan twitter (http://twitter.com/dinalohan) is incredible. Info on the actual author.
posted by cosmic osmo at 10:25 AM on September 3, 2009

@yesmichaelkay is pretty funny if you're a fan of the Yankees YES network.
posted by kiboflavin at 10:30 AM on September 3, 2009

HOBODARKSEID is an absolute scream. Darkseid, the chief villain in Jack Kirby's New Gods comics from the 1970's, has fallen on hard times and lives in a dumpster behind a Baby Gap.
posted by Scoo at 10:31 AM on September 3, 2009 [1 favorite]

Laura Ingalls Wilder.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 10:38 AM on September 3, 2009 [2 favorites]

Fake Steve Jobs.
posted by foxy_hedgehog at 10:40 AM on September 3, 2009

twitter.com/cobracommander he took responsibility for this weeks gmail outage.
posted by pwally at 10:42 AM on September 3, 2009 [1 favorite]

@FakeRodBlago was extremely amusing for a while there, but he's been quiet lately.
posted by onell at 10:46 AM on September 3, 2009

Lazy shortcut: "fake twitter" search from MetaFilter. Google hits #1 & #3 for fake celebrity twitter accounts: PC World's favorite 15 and Twitter Fan Wiki / Fakers. I don't follow tweeters, so I wish you good luck dredging through this all.
posted by filthy light thief at 10:48 AM on September 3, 2009

I typed out all of these nicely with html, but then closed my tab, so I'm going to be lazy and just put the usernames:

Sockington and PennyCat
The Questionable Content cast: MartenReed, FayeWhitaker, PenelopeGaines, DoraBianchi, SvenBianchi, HanneloreEC, XxSexyRavenxX, MarigoldFarmer, Tai_Fighter

Does Mathowie count? I don't believe he exists.
posted by specialagentwebb at 10:50 AM on September 3, 2009

After posting, I realized that the prior suggestions were all for "impersonator" accounts; someone tweeting as someone else. Were you looking for that, or for Twitterers who are themselves fake/not real?
posted by specialagentwebb at 10:51 AM on September 3, 2009

Sockington the Cat
posted by Kimberly at 10:53 AM on September 3, 2009

Dr. Samuel Johnson is great.
posted by game warden to the events rhino at 10:54 AM on September 3, 2009

If you follow the TV series Mad Men, you'll very likely enjoy the Twitter feed for Carla, the Drapers’ African American housekeeper. Here’s her exchange with Betty during a Twitter-based Tea Party:

Carla: This uniform makes me feel uncomfortable. But I can’t show it; must maintain my “quiet dignity” for the party.

Betty: And be sure and put out Cointreau for White Ladies.

Carla: Oh, won’t all of your guests be white ladies at the party?

Betty: You are such a character! Gin + Cointreau + Lemon + Powdered Sugar = White Lady. Don’t forget to iron your apron!

Carla: We could offer Black Ladies as well. Brandy + Grand Marnier + Kahlua. Paul Kinsey told me he likes Black Ladies.

Carla: And at least, I get to keep my own clothes clean if Betty and her friends spit up the White Ladies on the black lady.

Betty: And change the record on the hifi to Bing Crosby, would you?

Clara: Putting on Bing Crosby record, wishing I’d brought my Louie Armstrong “Christmas Night in Harlem” record to play.

posted by magstheaxe at 11:03 AM on September 3, 2009 [1 favorite]

I recommend HelloBigFoot.
posted by sephira at 11:05 AM on September 3, 2009

Tedd Leo (a typo one day turned into a fake account the next)
posted by Gortuk at 11:17 AM on September 3, 2009

shit my dad says


the mime
posted by freq at 11:22 AM on September 3, 2009

Heh. Samuel Johnson's twitter leads to RealBoswell and Laurence Sterne (which in turn leads to a bunch of fake Tristam Shandy accounts).
posted by foxy_hedgehog at 11:32 AM on September 3, 2009

Oops, RealBoswell.
posted by foxy_hedgehog at 11:33 AM on September 3, 2009

Response by poster: The question arose, here's the answer: Fake Twitter Accounts, as I understand them, are writing as someone else, a known figure. Fake Steve Jobs is the best example.
posted by lipsum at 11:38 AM on September 3, 2009

Stevie Wonder [google cache] was my favourite before Twitter yanked it.
posted by Adam_S at 11:45 AM on September 3, 2009 [1 favorite]

posted by comiddle at 12:00 PM on September 3, 2009

@nickcave is pretty clever.
posted by bewilderbeast at 12:11 PM on September 3, 2009

All the madmen characters are on there. I got a (twisted) private message from Glen Bishop once.

So were all the characters from The Stand, whom I followed until they bored me.

also see

posted by CunningLinguist at 12:20 PM on September 3, 2009

seconding cobracommander, it's the only thing my non-twittering friends read on twitter
posted by exhilaration at 12:27 PM on September 3, 2009 [1 favorite]

@jennyholzer's a good one.
posted by clavicle at 12:57 PM on September 3, 2009

Why don't you follow Fake Diana Vreeland?

(the author of the fake DV tweets is Erin McKean. )
posted by vespabelle at 1:02 PM on September 3, 2009

Jonah Hill said on Letterman awhile back that a kid in Alaska was tweeting as him and got in a feud with Jon Favreau (I think).
posted by betsybetsy at 2:55 PM on September 3, 2009

Nick Griffin, Leader of British nationalist horrormongers the BNP and all-round bad egg, has been ably served with the excellent Real Nick Griffin
posted by Cantdosleepy at 3:57 PM on September 3, 2009

Are you a fan of Arrested Development (TV show, not the boy band)?

Dr Tobias Funke's posts are filled with excellent double entendres
posted by trialex at 4:51 PM on September 3, 2009

If you're into sports, there's a fake account for LA Lakers player Ron Artest (@ThugRaider37) and it's pretty funny sometimes.
posted by CwgrlUp at 5:02 PM on September 3, 2009

John Kreese, the evil leader of rival dojo Cobra Kai from the Karate Kid.

Tedd Leo, a very funny fake account that regularly interacts with the real Ted Leo of Ted Leo and the Pharmacists fame.
posted by unsupervised at 10:36 PM on September 3, 2009

Fake Stephen Conroy, the Australian Minister for Intertubes.

(For context: Real Stephen Conroy; Real Fake Stephen Conroy.)
posted by The Shiny Thing at 3:07 AM on September 4, 2009

Taking a train down to Austria & gazing out the window sullenly. This means nothing to me. This means nothing to me. Oh, Deanna...

Bewilderbeast, for showing me this, I love you forever.

Also: I like @mrsstephenfry
posted by permafrost at 3:54 AM on September 4, 2009

If you're a fan of Questionable Content, you may figure out that each of the main characters has their own twitter feed (plus a few more). The author of the comic maintains all of them.
posted by phredgreen at 10:27 PM on September 4, 2009

ah foo. I missed the remarks upthread. ah well, I like my links better. :)
posted by phredgreen at 10:32 PM on September 4, 2009

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