UPDATED: This is what happens when you do not have a community manager or an integrated social media strategy.
I thought the Tweets I report below were from the real Ruth Ellen Brosseau. I got caught myself… But, since yesterday, my dear network brought to my attention the fact that Ruth Ellen Brosseau has a few Fake Twitter account. I just got caught in this gag too. That would have been an amazing April’s fools campaign… Naive little me. I thought she was for real, it wcould have been such an interestingly weird way to campaign, but hey! and innovative. Cheers to all. Peace. Ruth Ellen is now the talk of the town. I don’t know who is managing these accounts, but it certainly is funny to watch. I wonder what the NPD will do about it. Thanks to my network of lovely geeks! Muahh They have iPhone and iPad apps but no community manager it seems. Need help, Jack Layton? Your humble servant is here.
It is buzzing on Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/search/ruth%20brosseau
A few fake and funny Twitter accounts:
- A stealth one: http://twitter.com/#!/ruthellennpd
This is quote on quote from a Fake account “portraying” e what Ruth Ellen Brosseau, the NDP depute who was in Las Vegas when winning at the 2011 federal election. at 8H30pm! I see that she doesn’t get the Tweet Etiquette. You should know better. People have voted for you, please behave…
From her fake Twitter account:
@RuthEllenNDP - Ruth Ellen Brosseau
I am completely hung over, I lost $300 at the craps tables, and my dad just called me and told me I won the election. WTF.
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