Stephen Colbert’s Fake Twitter Hack

Stephen Colbert’s Fake Twitter Hack

Late last night, as I was checking my twitter feed (hopefully for the last time before going to bed), I noticed a rather unusual tweet from @stephenathome, Stephen Colbert's twitter account. It looked like the account was hacked, similar to incidents earlier in the week (with Burger King, Jeep, MTV and BET). While the first two were orchestrated by actual hackers (allegedly Anonymous) and were done with apparently no harmful intentions, the 'BET+MTV' was a copycat marketing campaign, brought to you by the social media ninjas at Viacom. You see, by some interwebs…Read more

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-06-29

I just unlocked the 6-month graphs on #twittercounter Find out more http://twittercounter.com/pages/you via @TheCounter #paidwithatweet # The geekdom Daily is out! http://bit.ly/e97VXX # and I personally like this one, from @topsy : http://4wrd.ca/kqufBz #nma11 coverage. check out 'photos', 'experts' tabs # Interesting, here is last night's #nma11 coverage via various aggregates: a cloud http://4wrd.ca/iktJ5J; TW search: http://4wrd.ca/jaA21m # Magnet11 is out! http://bit.ly/mFFrCu ▸ Top stories today via @klear @bborzyko @ourcanadamag @jkdegen @itbusinessca # last music reco for the big #NMA11 night http://youtu.be/NWlX2B7NKM4 (azure ray). Good night, all it's an honour to be part…Read more

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-06-05

The i-love-toronto Daily is out! http://bit.ly/hqnUzi ▸ Top stories today via @profit # I wish @Sony hack happened a few months earlier. That way I'd get stardust and little big planet for free instead of paying like some sucker # The geekdom Daily is out! http://bit.ly/fkyCWc ▸ Top stories today via @randyclarktko @magento # it's 8:05 am, Saturday, and my stone #patio is finally #complete Walk this way, pls: http://yfrog.com/h8ai6jkj ... what's next, #garden # at local #garden centre Q: do you have any peonies? A: ...sir, I'm not sure I'm familiar with…Read more

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-05-29

RT @iamcolinquinn yfrog.com/hspt1kurj is this Colin Lugosi? "I vant to dreenck yer blaad" ... Or sumping tsk tsk @JimNorton # Mesh11 is out! http://bit.ly/mcUYiK ▸ Top stories today via @martinhofmann @appinions @gladta @thomkearney @aegrange # The i-love-toronto Daily is out! http://bit.ly/hqnUzi # Fact 1: "And I Love Her" is a great @thebeatles tune. Fact 2: it's also a fantastic argument-ender. Fact 3: you're humming it already :) # The geekdom Daily is out! http://bit.ly/fkyCWc ▸ Top stories today via @codejill # RT @NiemanLab Marc Maron's WTF moves from podcast to public radio program…Read more

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-05-22

So many fireworks as we drove back to #toronto GTA should be declared the continent's party central! Can't wait for rest of #longweekend # Another standing O at #ssfSuperstar Minimal set, maximum vocals, signature melodies and of course a great cast. Tx @stratfest, loved Herod! # The i-love-toronto Daily is out! http://bit.ly/elsfvY ▸ Top stories today via @xoto @kattancock @susan_peters # Lee Siegel (as Simon) is amazing. Only 1 solo, but what pipes. thanks @stratfest for members preview of #ssfSuperstar More deets to come # "He had that look you very rarely find:…Read more

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-05-15

#PS3 system update out: http://4wrd.ca/lUPgpQ new feature: conveniently posts your address, phone and credit card info on #tw #fb #in #su # The i-love-toronto Daily is out! http://bit.ly/elsfvY ▸ Top stories today via @vangerwen @canadian_living # lemme get even more elitist: can you pronounce Azerbaijan? No? Just unfollow right now :) ... but do look it up - a great place to visit # congrats to Azerbaijan on their #Eurovision win. #esc2011 http://4wrd.ca/mwfYDK. Puts you on the map. And you need it. Can YOU find AZJ? # RT @mashable What Have Gamers Been…Read more

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-05-08

... And part 3 of the day. Kebobs, mushrooms, hummus. Yum (@ Me Va Me) http://4sq.com/mKc9O2 # ... and this is from the 1st half: http://4wrd.ca/kb5sXc Niagara #Butterfly Observatory is where it's at. http://yfrog.com/gy78ovydj VISIT! # this is a project from 2nd half of the day. http://yfrog.com/h7lrvjgpj not complete, but you get the picture. #garden #porch #weekend # RT @SlideDeck HTML5 and CSS3 Cheat Sheets http://bit.ly/jQLpHU tweet for my future self in 3-10 months # The geekdom Daily is out! http://bit.ly/e97VXX # The i-love-toronto Daily is out! http://bit.ly/elsfvY ▸ Top stories today via…Read more

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-05-01

"Bunny and the Bull" is on DVD this week. Read more about this low-budget gem from #TIFF09 http://bit.ly/iYbQMS #filmreview #rent #stream # Canadians! Go out and vote Monday. It's a great way to meet your neighbors and make new friends #changeisgood #localcommunity #elxn41 # The geekdom Daily is out! http://bit.ly/e97VXX # Weekend #garden project: replacing big heavy rectangular slabs with smaller, pentagon-shaped #slabs Years of playing #tetris are paying off # The i-love-toronto Daily is out! http://bit.ly/hqnUzi ▸ Top stories today via @taddlecreek @profit @canadian_living # The comedy Daily is out! http://bit.ly/fU0xQC ▸…Read more

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-04-24

The geekdom Daily is out! http://bit.ly/e97VXX # The i-love-toronto Daily is out! http://bit.ly/hqnUzi # that's it! I'm #gardening today, even if it makes me comically dirty and muddy. #Rain begone! # RT @stratfest: What a great day. Shakespeare's Birthday and hunting for @stratfest tix. What more could anyone ask for? Ok, I'd like sun pls # The comedy Daily is out! http://bit.ly/fU0xQC # Check out: Conde Nast decision exemplifies why #publishers need to rethink #iPad #magazines http://t.co/CtMeEf1 via @TUAW # Politics aside, it would be cool if Canada's next PM was an immigrant…Read more

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-04-17

The geekdom Daily is out! http://bit.ly/fkyCWc # RT @bullfrogpower: Pick up the passport (in the show guide) then visit all our participating organisations & get stamped! #GreenLivingShow # The i-love-toronto Daily is out! http://bit.ly/elsfvY ▸ Top stories today via @wheretoronto @walrusmagazine @mastheadmag @canadianmags # The comedy Daily is out! http://bit.ly/fC6Q8o # RT @djcarne: http://bit.ly/fPkpfx - have you seen this amazing #music #video? # #ff @idea and @focus. if you need to know why, see last sentence. # RT @NiemanLab: Today In Awesome: College paper cleverly skirts censorship http://nie.mn/fpzZyu me: brilliant use of ...…Read more