Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Name Protection

I read an article the other day about how businesses and celebrities are having to deal with people who are impersonating them with Twitter names. Business competitors register a Twitter name associated with a company and then post unflattering Twits that appear to be generated and sanctioned by that company. Twitter is now taking steps to prevent that sort of thing from occurring.

You can imagine the possibilities of impersonating a celebrity on Twitter.

Just think what you could do to your enemies.. that person who tortured you in high school. Just open a Twitter account in their name and send out posts like, "feels good to finally come out of the closet" or, "thanks to the good doctor, finally I am Ms. instead of Mr." Or even worse, "I don't care who knows, Kenny G is my favorite artist."

With that in mind, I figured I had better exercise control and open up a Twitter account in my own name. And also one with my world-wide-web persona, "monkuboy." Can't have anyone running wild impersonating me in the Twitter universe!

Do you know where your Twitter is?

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