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)

Blog of the week: Fuck You, Penguin


Do you know an animal that needs a good talking to? Fuck You Penguin does just that. Quoting from the strapline, it’s “A blog where I tell cute animals what’s what.”

There’s quite a bit of swearing, but it’s wonderful to see someone so apoplectic with rage at the concept of a beaver wearing a shirt, or calling Mooses dorky. My favourite though? That’ll be this one.

Fuck You, Penguin (via @laurent_fintoni)

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YouTube Video of the Week: 2008 Roundup


2008’s been an awesome year for silly internet videos, as the compilation from Videogum above proves. There are some crackers missing, but you can rest assured that most of your favourites are present and correct. Now sit back, and let the year flash before your eyes.

(via Videogum)

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SHOCK: Seagate releases rap video and it's actually pretty awesome

When technology and rap meet, the results are usually catastrophically awful, but this… this is damn catchy. Seagate has sponsored a track – “Computer Friends” [Stack the Memory], made by the Sniper Twins, who are a pair of New York rappers that make awesome 8-bit influenced tracks. “Check out Salad Wrap”, on their MySpace, too. All together now… “it’s been a while, baby, on a thirty day trial, lady…”

Seagate (via TechCrunch)

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Red Alert 3 suggests customers fix incorrect CD key issue by "guessing"


Aww, bless you EA. This is very sweet. There’s been an issue where “a small number” of copies of Red Alert 3 have been shipped without a full CD key to allow installation of the game. The copies in question have a 19-digit key, rather than a 20-digit one, due to a misprint. So what’s EA’s solution? Guess it:

“There is currently a work around that may allow you to bypass this issue. Since you have the first 19 characters of the code already, you can basically try “guessing” the last character. To do this, simply enter your existing code, and then for the last character, try the letters A-Z, and then the numbers 0-9. You should eventually get the right combination, and be able to play the game.”

If picking letters randomly doesn’t work, then EA provides a phone number to be supplied with a new CD key. Wonderful!

EA Support Page (via Kotaku)

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