March 08, 2014

Even those damn monkeys aren't plagiarizing Shakespeare's works...


I: A new Twitter account appeared on Friday March 7th. “SecondLife Official” (@SLOfficialtweet) billed itself as the “new Second Life official twitter page”.

M: On Friday March 7th, a rather puzzling account appeared on Twitter. This account, under the handle of “SecondLife Official” (@SLOfficialtweet), presented itself as the “new Second Life official twitter page”.

I: This took a number of people by surprise, given there is a legitimate Second Life Official Twitter account (@SecondLife).

M: Unsurprisingly, this took more than a few people by surprise, as Linden Lab already has a legitimate Twitter presence for its flagship product (@SecondLife)...

I: The appearance of the account prompted a question on its legitimacy from Strawberry Singh (among others), which in turn prompted an immediate and unequivocal response from Linden Lab: ...

M: The fact that the Lab already had official Twitter, of course, raised questions regarding the legitimacy and authenticity of the new account. Eventually, Strawberry Singh raised this question to the Lab, resulting in a swift and clear response: ...

I: Parody accounts, unaffiliated accounts, etc., are not new on Twitter. However, many of these do carry an indication that they are not in any way official.

M: ... parody/satire accounts, as well as non-affiliated accounts are anything but new to Twitter. However, many of these accounts indicate clearly in various manners that they are not official.

Have you ever had an original thought? In your entire fucking life?

3 comments:

  1. I'm way behind on reading again, so just caught this one. Love it! lol

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    1. It's nothing new, of course, and she continues. See my next post. ;)

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