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This article was published on July 16, 2009

When Twitter’s Celeb “Impostors” Begin To Take Over Real Celebs Lives.

When Twitter’s Celeb “Impostors” Begin To Take Over Real Celebs Lives.
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Former CEO of The Next Web. A fan of startups, entrepreneurship, getting things done faster, penning the occasional blog post, taking photos Former CEO of The Next Web. A fan of startups, entrepreneurship, getting things done faster, penning the occasional blog post, taking photos, designing, listening to good music and making lurrrve.

Jonah Hill, of Superbad and Forgetting Sarah Marshall fame, was on talk show David Letterman Monday night, and shared his experience of how a Twitter user pretending to be him is slowly taking over his life.

He takes it on the chin though and sees the funny side, great stuff, but you can see how other celebs might just flip out over this kind of stuff, as there’s potentially serious implications.

Twitter recently implemented a “verified accounts” system after baseball manager Tony La Russa threatened to sue the company after someone pretended to be him on Twitter.

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