Steven Slater the Jet Blue flight attendant who recently “quit his job” appears to have set up a Twitter account.
As of this moment, the “real” Steven Slater has 469 followers.
A “Fake Slater” Twitter account has been established as well. However, the Fake Slater account has 0 followers.
It appears knowing a Twitter account is fake doesn’t compel audience engagement.
Even though the first Steven Slater Twitter account appears to be legitimate – its not.
http://Twitter.com/StevenSlater is a a fake Twitter account too.
How do I know?
The picture “Steven Slater” provided of himself in the “real” Steven Slater Twitter account was scraped from the Wall Street Journal online – not from his own personal photo collection.
Highly unlikely and uncharacteristic of such a mellow fellow like Steven Slater – don’t you think?
Back to the drawing board – Twitter poser….
To combat cases like this, Twitter has established its Impersonation Policy.