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gblowfish
06-08-2009, 07:56 AM
The guys on 810 were talking about this today. Do you think this is for real, or another LaRussa ruse?

https://twitter.com/Carl_Peterson

BigRedChief
06-08-2009, 07:58 AM
Thats the issue with Twitter that they need to resolve. Authentication. How do you know its really King Carl and not someone using his name?

Deberg_1990
06-08-2009, 08:13 AM
Thats the issue with Twitter that they need to resolve. Authentication. How do you know its really King Carl and not someone using his name?

Twitter fights celeb imposters with Verified Account scheme




http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/06/08/trusted_twitter/


Twitter has detailed plans to clamp down on celebrity imposters with a "verified account" service.

The move follows a lawsuit by St Louis Cardinals boss Tony La Russa over bogus tweets made in his name, as well as the creation of numerous other counterfeit celebrity profiles over recent months.

Twitter co-founder Biz Stone dismissed La Russa's lawsuit as "an unnecessary waste of judicial resources bordering on frivolous", but nonetheless acknowledged that the microblogging service had to do more to restore trust in the authenticity of accounts. Impersonation violates Twitter's Terms of Service, and the microblogging services already suspends or transfers control of accounts identified as fraudulent.

That doesn't stop anyone creating a fake account in the first place, however. To restore faith in the authenticity of celebrity profiles, Twitter plans to add a Verified Accounts feature. These accounts will incorporate a seal showing that they have been verified as belonging to the person or organisation named, a posting by Stone on the Twitter blog explains.

Still, the feature will be restricted to the Twitterati of celebrities and high profile organisation, at least for now. Trials of the service will start with "public officials, public agencies, famous artists, athletes, and other well-known individuals at risk of impersonation," Stone explained.

Twitter, which has no revenue stream, justified the restriction as necessary because of the resources needed to make the scheme work, even on a limited basis.

"Please note that this doesn't mean accounts without a verification seal are fake — the vast majority of Twitter accounts are not impersonators," Stone writes. "Another way to determine authenticity is to check the official website of the person for a link back to their Twitter account."

Stone hinted that verified accounts might be sold as a premium service to business.

"When we do start testing Account Verification, we will be sure to provide ample methods for feedback," Stone said. "Initially, verification will not be tested with businesses. However, we do see an opportunity in that arena so we'll keep you posted when we have something to share."

Recent well-publicised cases of microblogging impersonation include updates purporting to come from the jail cell of music producer turned convicted murderer Phil Spector. Other celebrities impersonated via fake Twitter accounts have included figures as diverse as Vint Cerf, veteran Labour politician Tony Benn, American rapper and record producer Kanye West and the Dalai Lama. ®

gblowfish
06-08-2009, 08:14 AM
Does Rufus Dawes Twitter???

Fish
06-08-2009, 08:33 AM
Kanye don't have a twitter dammit!! He too busy! People know this! The head of twitter know this!

“I don’t have a ****ing twitter…Why would I use Twitter???” Kanye rants.
“I only blog 5 percent of what I’m up to in the first place. I’m actually slow delivering content because I’m too busy actually being creative most of the time and if I’m not and I’m just laying on a beach I wouldn’t tell the world. Everything that Twitter offers I need less of.
The people at twitter know I don’t have a ****ing twitter so for them to allow someone to pose as me and accumulate over a million names is irresponsible and deceitful to their faithful users.
Repeat…The head of twitter knew I didn’t have a twitter and they have to know which accounts have high activity on them. It’s a ****ing farce and it makes me question what other so called celebrity twitters are actually real or fake. Hey Twitter, take the so called Kanye West twitter down now…why?..Because my caps lock key is loud!!!”

Phobia
06-08-2009, 08:38 AM
There is zero chance Carl Delano Peterson twitters. None. For anybody to suggest otherwise.... well, they just haven't paid a lick of attention to how Carl operates.

DaFace
06-08-2009, 08:39 AM
I'd seriously doubt it's him. What purpose would it serve? People generally have a twitter account to either keep up with friends, build a fan base, or just plain fill some time due to boredom. I guess I could see the last one maybe, but the first two wouldn't make sense for Carl. If he wanted to keep up with family, he'd make it more discrete and less football oriented.

chiefs1111
06-08-2009, 08:42 AM
Nah doubt it's real

wild1
06-08-2009, 08:51 AM
very few of the 'celebrity' twitters are real.

there's a local radio host here, who said that he had at least 3 people running fake twitters about him. they had to lawyer up to get the company to do anything about it

DaWolf
06-08-2009, 10:13 AM
There's no way Carl Twitters about Ray Farmer on Bobby Sippio and about Hali to linebacker being "Crazy". He's too smart to write that stuff publicly and question a team's moves or in the public arena like that...

Deberg_1990
06-08-2009, 10:19 AM
very few of the 'celebrity' twitters are real.

there's a local radio host here, who said that he had at least 3 people running fake twitters about him. they had to lawyer up to get the company to do anything about it




http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2009/writers/peter_king/06/07/coaches/3.html


Peyton_Manning, with 11,043 followers as of Sunday, discusses mostly vanilla Colt-related news, but implied the Colts were taking Florida's Percy Harvin in the draft.

Droppinadeuce, with "Peyton Manning'' the author, has a grand total of seven followers and discusses bodily functions mostly.

Spelling-challenged paytonmanning has 720 followers, though it hasn't had a post since last October.

Cardinals manager Tony LaRussa sued Twitter last week for a defamatory phony Twitter account under his name. These accounts for Manning aren't defamatory, unless you consider graphic defecation posts defamatory. But they're not him.

Last week, Manning sent me this e-mail: "Peter, wondering if you could do me a favor. This twitter, facebook, myspace is a problem for guys like me, Eli [Manning], (see about Ben R. and Cutler). Eli and I do not have a twitter or facebook or myspace account or page. Yet there are imposters out there acting like us. The people at twitter and facebook can't stop it. Our representatives contact them, and they may take it down for a day, but then it pops back up. If you could put something in your MMQB that these pages for me and Eli are not real, it would be a big help. The more people that know that these are phonies, the better for me, Eli, and whoever. It's just unbelievable that someone could do this and the people at twitter and facebook can allow it. Who knows what these people are posting on the pages is the scary thing. Anything you can do to bring light to it would be great. Thanks, PM.''

Consider light brought.

KCChiefsFan88
06-08-2009, 11:44 AM
This would be like finding out Kim Jong II tweets and twitters

Deberg_1990
06-08-2009, 11:51 AM
This would be like finding out Kim Jong II tweets and twitters



https://twitter.com/KimJongII_Korean_pimp1

cmh6476
06-08-2009, 11:55 AM
he's following this, awesome :)

https://twitter.com/NRCC

JuicesFlowing
06-08-2009, 04:25 PM
"Late flights and lots of delays." ****ing hilarious. Because we all care about vague, boring updates. That's one reason why I hate Twitter. And I doubt that is CP.

Reaper16
06-08-2009, 05:18 PM
Its subtle enough to be hilarious. Following various Republican Party & UCLA twitterers is a great detail. I wouldn't be surprised if it was a CP member behind this.

Sure-Oz
06-08-2009, 05:22 PM
I want to see a herm twitter

Count Zarth
06-08-2009, 05:30 PM
2005 Duckhorn Napa is a great merlot. I recommend it.ROFL

This would great if DV commented on it.

Proof that it's fake:

Just caught up with Chester McGlockton. Time flies....

Reaper16
06-08-2009, 05:35 PM
I want to see a herm twitter



Stephen Strausberg is about to be come SDSU's 3rd most famous pro, behind me & Jeff Webb.4:28 PM Jun 6th (http://twitter.com/theReaper16/status/2058207823) from web
Watching "The Sandlot," & I don't get why they would stop playing cuz they don't want to get the ball. You play to win the game, not quit the game.1:51 PM Jun 5th (http://twitter.com/theReaper16/status/2046209983) from web
At the end of the day, Huard was the better QB.1:15 PM Jun 4th (http://twitter.com/theReaper16/status/2032439123) from web
@TheRealBrodieCroyle (http://twitter.com/yelloteacup) It's okaaaaaaaaaaaaaay.3:22 PM Jun 2nd (http://twitter.com/theReaper16/status/2007935581) from web in reply to TheRealBrodieCroyle (http://twitter.com/yelloteacup/status/2007871608)

Spott
06-08-2009, 07:27 PM
Having never seen twitter until reading this thread, it is just as retarded as I imagined.

Reaper16
06-08-2009, 08:13 PM
Having never seen twitter until reading this thread, it is just as retarded as I imagined.
Twitter > your sig

BryanBusby
06-08-2009, 09:32 PM
# Just put together a five-year plan to adding on to our patio.5:10 AM Apr 1st from web
Obviously this isn't real, but still f'n hilarious.