Rosa Golijan with www.technolog.msnbc.msn.com recently wrote about the cutest/nerdiest/funniest thing, with a great headline:
"The nerdiest lovers' spat Twitter has ever seen"
For those who are not on Twitter (first off: Get on Twitter! Check out our GateHouse Social Media blog to learn why it is important for journalists and editors to do so), it is not uncommon for people to start "fake" accounts to parody the brand name.
In this case, we have a friendly grammar war between @APStylebook and @FakeAPStylebook.
It all started on Valentine's Day, when @FakeAPStylebook tweeted the proper spelling is, in fact, "Valentimes Day."
The real @APStylebook kindly corrected the misinformation: "Despite @FakeAPStylebook guidance to the contrary, it's Valentine's Day, St. Valentine, giving your love a valentine."
@FakeAPStylebook quickly told readers to disregard the corrections from @APStylebook, and apparently was insulted that @APStylebook did not want to be its 'Valentime': "Is it that floozy @ChicagoManual again?"
At that time, @FakePewResearch (a parody account for the Pew Research Center), chimed in with "7 out of 10 respondents called @ChicagoManual 'a home-wrecking Jezebel.'"
Well, as you can see, things got heated from there. Check out Rosa's article to see the full transcript and exchanges between these well-respected intellectual organizations and their fake, witty counterparts.
Have you seen anything like this on Twitter or anywhere else? If so, please do share.