The Dim-Post

July 27, 2012

From the vaults

Filed under: Politics — danylmc @ 10:46 am

Recent events reminded me of the cruelly suspended MaggieBarryMP parody(?) account on Twitter:

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12 Comments »

  1. 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

  2. ‘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:

    https://support.twitter.com/articles/106373-parody-commentary-and-fan-accounts-policy

    Comment by Mark Dittmer — July 27, 2012 @ 11:55 am

  3. Bloody funny. All hail the return of the DimPost.

    The aloe vera line is priceless.

    Comment by merv — July 27, 2012 @ 1:44 pm

  4. I just can’t imagine Maggie using the F word.

    Comment by Ross — July 27, 2012 @ 1:47 pm

  5. Fuschia?

    Comment by Gregor W — July 27, 2012 @ 1:50 pm

  6. Duh, frottage.

    Comment by merv — July 27, 2012 @ 2:09 pm

  7. 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

  8. “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

  9. I’m not really a twitterer but it reminded me of this article:

    http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2011/01/02/meet_the_persident?page=full

    Has anybody set up a satirical account for the Prim Minister of New Zealand?

    Comment by Richard29 — July 27, 2012 @ 5:13 pm

  10. Absolutely perfect. I can’t wait to see a fake Brendan Horan account.

    Comment by alex — July 28, 2012 @ 2:36 pm

  11. Trucks, fertiliser, carpark… all she’s missing now is some motivational literature.

    Comment by deepred — July 29, 2012 @ 2:38 am

  12. 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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