Staten Island, NY (TMT) – It’s drizzling in the early morning hours of March 28. People in this neighborhood are sleeping off the revelry of Friday night, having been out partying the night before.
But not “Seth Rogen”. He stayed home last night and played games with a collective 25,000 Twitter users as he continued the weeks-long charade of impersonating Television and Movie actor Seth Rogen via Twitter.
It all started like most internet impersonation stories – somebody posing as somebody rather famous for kicks, but if you dig a little deeper, their downfall was a lack of understanding how Twitter works behind the scenes, and good old-fashioned self promotion for their own business.
Before we get into details, consider for a moment:
It’s true. I hate to disappoint millions of you, but Generalissimo Francisco Franco is STILL dead.
Now, on to disappoint a couple thousand others…….
There’s been a lot of flutter online the last two days about the shenanigans going on with the @realSethRogen Twitter ID. Hopefully this FAQ will clear things up for everyone.
Update 3/28/2009: @Seth_Rogen is the latest Seth Rogen fake Twitter account – he’s also not real, but it SURE shows us all how gullible folks can be. Same guy as from before, and we actually have a pretty good idea who’s behind it. Hint: It’s not Seth Rogen.
I promised myself all day that I wouldn’t work on this today – the good folks here at TMT, myself included, have all contracted some rare virus thing. Hit the executive staff pretty well, hit the gimp even worse, but slammed good old Lloyd around like Captain Trips. Being so close to Kwanzaa, I thought perhaps it was that nasty strain of E-Bama that’s been rumored to be headed towards DC, but it was ruled out when they determined that I never expose myself to a high enough bullshit level to have it evolve. Still means fevered, congested and coughy writing may only make sense to me in the morning. We’ll see.
I ran across something this morning which has had me laughing like Renfield every time I look at it. It’s a series of videos put together by a guy named Jack Vale, who has invented a device he calls “The Pooter”. (NO, I am not going to tell you what I was actually searching for when I ran across it.) Continue reading
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