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Fake Twitter > Real Twitter

Posted by Ally Tucker on July 26, 2011 at 9:35 AM


Some of you might have read my blog post outlining the process of getting a Twitter account, learning how to use Twitter, liking Twitter a lot, and then falling head over heels in love with Twitter. If you haven't read that blog post yet, shame on you. Luckily we have archives. Anyway, those of you who know me, know that I have made the transformation into a "full-blown Twitter lover." Facebook Shmacebook. Twitter is where it's at.

One of the things I discussed in my last piece on Twitter was that some of the "fake accounts" were the best gems in the Tworld (If you couldn't figure out that stood for Twitter-World, you might not be ready for Twitter yet....stick with your MySpace). Some of my favorite fake Twitter accounts belong to @oldmansearch and @Lord_Voldemort7.  In the days following the Women's World Cup though, I came across a whole new batch of fakes.....




What if Megan Rapinoe's hair had a Twitter account? Oh wait, it does. 

@RapinoesHair




What if Alex Morgan's Pink Headband had a Twitter account?  Oh wait, it does. And it's HILARIOUS:



@AMsPinkHeadBand shared this Twitpic moment of genius when she said something to the effect of, "Just taking an ice bath after our game tonight...." and then proceeded to send out the above picture. #genius.


A few other fake Twitter accounts based on US Women's National Team players started popping
up. They are kind of hit or miss. Some are constantly hilarious. Some over-do it a bit. Some just seem desperate to get a "RT" (Re-Tweet, I'll get to that more later) from whichever US National Team player they are based on. Some even fight with one another (too many cooks in the kitchen type of thing).



A few nights ago as I was watching Big Brother (best show ever), a random thought crossed my mind. I chuckled to myself and then moved on with my evening. The next day when I logged on to my real Twitter account, I was reminded of the random thought I had. I chuckled once again and then decided to send my random thought in a Tweet to the fake account for Megan Rapinoe's Hair (this account for her hair has a couple thousand more followers than my real account anyway). So not expecting much, I went for it and tweeted the hair....

"Someone should make an account for @PiasBra and just tweet WHERE AM I? all day everyday"



You can't really tell from this picture, but I assure you that Pia Sundhage (Head coach of the US Women's National Soccer Team) was not wearing a bra on this day. I noticed it myself first and the notion was confirmed by many other soccer fan friends. #ShortHairDontCare #NoBraDoesSheEvenNotice?

So anyway, a few hours later I noticed that the fake hair account for Megan Rapinoe thought that my tweet was pretty funny. She even Re-Tweeted (That means she re-sent my original tweet out for all of her followers to see) me. I knew she thought it was pretty funny when she responded to me using that "I'm going to put a period in between each word for effect" method. "OMG. This. Is. So. Funny."


Thinking it might be kind of funny, and with a few more little Pia's Bra zings in mind, I decided to actually create this fake Twitter account for Pia's Bra. I could come up with a few more funny tweets pretending to come from the perspective of Pia's Bra. Why not? So I did.

@PiasBra   was born a few days ago




I realized that basically my humor would be doing nothing more than amusing myself. I only had like 6 followers the first few days. That didn't stop me from sending out little Pia's Bra thoughts into the world such as....

"Where the hell am I?"

"in absentia"

"M.I.A."

"Maybe I'm wherever Amy Winehouse is."

"I just wanna be supportive..."

"Pia's got 99 problems but her bra ain't one."


I realized that the chances of anyone random other than my friends discovering my little fake account were pretty slim. Expecting nothing, considering she has over 50,000 followers, I decided to tweet the REAL Megan Rapinoe (@mpinoe) from my Pia's Bra account. I decided to ask her the following question:

"Any leads on my whereabouts?"


I closed Twitter for a couple of hours and then noticed a while later on my phone that I had like 50+ new followers. I'm not unrealistic. I realize that I have like a total of 100 followers period on my real Twitter account. I'm not that popular. I was immediately confused. 

Then I discovered what I can only describe as one of the proudest moments of my life.....

I got Re-Tweeted by a celebrity. A real celebrity. A verified Twitter account. A real celebrity with 50,000+ followers who have now ALL read my little Tweet.

Megan Rapinoe Re-Tweeted my question to all of her followers. Suddenly this little fake Twitter account was being seen by plenty of people. Within 2 hours I had over 100 followers. Megan Rapinoe and Alicia Ferguson (former Australian World Cup star/2011 ESPN World Cup announcer) were having a conversation back and forth for all of the Twitter World to see about Pia's Bra. 


One of my Life Goals: achieved



Needless to say, the pressure is on now. I have quite a few followers on my little fake Pia's Bra Twitter account. They are expecting me to produce. I have enlisted the help of fellow blogger Kristen Geil. She will be contributing some of the Tweets produced from the @PiasBra account. 

Moral of the story for me in the last 24 hours? Well, a few things:

1)  Fake Twitter accounts are still the best

2)   I have more followers on a fake account than my real one....I'm not sure what to make of this, but I think it probably makes me a bit of a loser. I'm okay with it though. I got Re-Tweeted by a celebrity. 

3)    Sometimes maybe not wearing a bra can lead to good things. 


Categories: Ally's Blog Entries, Twitter/Technology (Jay Bilas Goes 2 Work + 90s Girls Probs)

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Reply McLeod
2:47 PM on July 27, 2011 
I'm almost considering a Twitter Account after this...