Twitter is for real people, not fictional people

I thought I have seen everything there is at Twitter (follow me via @homebiss) but Jason Kincaid from TechCrunch showed me that I haven’t seen them all just yet. To my surprise, some people are actually using Twitter to create short stories and fictional characters!

A good example is Nikki Katz who created @mylifein140, a fictional Twitterer!
I created a fictional Twitter account @mylifein140 and I’m going to write as if I am the character. She’s a sixteen-year-old, junior in high school, who realizes that she can manipulate the world around her. I’ve set it up so that I’m “tweeting” real time for the character - as if she is in class, doing homework, whatever.

Source: NikkiKatz

Nikki Katz, MyLifeIn140

What the heck is going on here!?

Twitter is for real people, tweeting about what they are doing and so forth. Personally, there’s no place for fictional characters at Twitter and I hope Twitter will get their act together and do something about this. Twitter is getting ridiculous by the minute!

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Kamigoroshi said...

No it isn't. Some of the best, most entertaining characters are fictional Tweeters. I follow a few myself. Funny as hell.

Anonymous said...

What are you, a retard?
It's just a fictional character, there's no harm done. Event Borat's in Twitter.
When there's so many more harmful things on the web, why bother pinpointing on a mere fictional character in Twitter?
Jeez!!! You wanna help go track down terrorists online!!!

Saidul A Shaari said...

Dear Anonymous,

Thank you for confirming the fact that only fu*king retards like you love fictional characters at Twitter. Get a fu*king life! There are many real people out there at Twitter, why do you stupid retards wanna read stupid imaginary tweets!?


Anonymous said...

Take advantage of the medium and transform it into a storytelling device. What other kind of medium can you get the intimate viewpoint of a character that Twitter provides?

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