Recent events reminded me of the cruelly suspended MaggieBarryMP parody(?) account on Twitter:
Yes, yes, yes…it’s all loads of jolly fun, but like the uber-knitter Minister for Auckland, Judith Tizard, she is mostly harmless.
Comment by MGK — July 27, 2012 @ 11:02 am
‘Fake Maggie Barry’ is a lesson for anyone running a parody account on Twitter – it must have ‘fake’ or ‘parody’ clearly stated somewhere in the username/bio, otherwise it can easily be taken down. Parody accounts must also not try to convince users that they are the person they are parodying.
Them’s the rules:
Comment by Mark Dittmer — July 27, 2012 @ 11:55 am
Bloody funny. All hail the return of the DimPost.
The aloe vera line is priceless.
Comment by merv — July 27, 2012 @ 1:44 pm
I just can’t imagine Maggie using the F word.
Comment by Ross — July 27, 2012 @ 1:47 pm
Comment by Gregor W — July 27, 2012 @ 1:50 pm
Comment by merv — July 27, 2012 @ 2:09 pm
Not sure how fake that account really was – the tweet about Auckland Public Transport seems indistinguishable from actual policy.
Comment by TerryB — July 27, 2012 @ 3:35 pm
“cruelly suspended” ??
Taking it personally Danyl? If it indeed was you, it was some of your finest work.
Comment by gn35 — July 27, 2012 @ 3:48 pm
I’m not really a twitterer but it reminded me of this article:
Has anybody set up a satirical account for the Prim Minister of New Zealand?
Comment by Richard29 — July 27, 2012 @ 5:13 pm
Absolutely perfect. I can’t wait to see a fake Brendan Horan account.
Comment by alex — July 28, 2012 @ 2:36 pm
Trucks, fertiliser, carpark… all she’s missing now is some motivational literature.
Comment by deepred — July 29, 2012 @ 2:38 am
And Ms Barry’s latest guide: how to make the hedge blend in with the barbed wires and concrete barriers.
Comment by deepred — July 29, 2012 @ 4:42 pm
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