Social networking websites have really taken off over the past year and celebrities and sports stars have started promoting themselves on the various networks such as Facebook, Myspace and Twitter. But many times the accounts may say they are the famous person but in fact they are false. One poker pro has come across an imposter and he wants to let the world know that it is not him.
Patrik Antonius has found that someone is acting like him on a Twitter account. Antonius does not have a Twitter account, yet an account exists on Twitter and the person acting as him is posting updates about Antonius that are pretty accurate.
Patrik commented: Ã¢â‚¬Å“Someone has registered a Twitter account using my name and now heÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s posting stuff like itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s written by me. HeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s been following me pretty closely and knows what IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve been doing, so one might think they are actually written by me.Ã¢â‚¬Â
One incident actually saw Patrik confronted by another poker player, and not just any poker player. Patrik recently stated that he was confronted by Doyle Brunson about something that was posted on his supposed Twitter account. Patrik had no idea what Doyle was talking about because he does not have a Twitter account.
Patrik stated that Doyle was offended because the account stated something like Patrik had played Doyle and beat him easily and that Doyle must be senile. Patrik admitted that he had played with Doyle that night but he did not write about it on the account.
Patrik went on to say: Ã¢â‚¬Å“I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t have a Twitter account and I have never posted a single word there. I have no interest in posting updates about my comings or goings. IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m a private person and I want to keep my private life to myself. I would never want to post entries telling everybody where I am and what IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m doing right now.Ã¢â‚¬Â
So, people should be very wary when adding people to their Facebook, Myspace, Twitter or other online social networking sites as the famous person you may thinkÃ‚Â
you are following is not really who you think they are. When the page is the actual celebrities site the headline will usually say the Ã¢â‚¬Å“OfficialÃ¢â‚¬Â website of the person or some other piece of information will help you discern the real from the fake. In this case the fake was so close to the real it was hard for people to know the account was not Patrik Antonius.
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