GALLERY: Our 12 favourite fake and fictional Twitterers

Ever since Twitter first emerged, there have been people creating fake accounts. Some of them are are done spitefully, while others are a little too close to their real life counterparts to be truly entertaining.

But the folks that do it right, with just enough humour to make it obvious that there’s some gentle ribbing going on… those are our favourites. In this gallery, we’re going to celebrate their contribution to the internet: celebrities, fictional characters and beloved pets await. Just click the glorious visage of Captain Jon Luc Picard to continue the tour when you’re ready to continue…

Alan Martin (@alan_p_martin)