Sarah Silverman on Twitter (not)

October 24, 2008 Katja Presnal

So today someone told me Sarah Silverman is on Twitter.

And I made a huge mistake.

I think her video with the sexiest man of 2007, Matt Damon, was hilarious, and I just had to follow her.

She’d be a perfect person to really succeed on a site like Twitter – connecting with her fans & ultimately gaining positive PR. And thus… I recommended people to follow Sarah Silverman too. But I did it too soon – before investigating if it really was the real Sarah Silverman.

Now I wish I hadn’t told my tweeps to follow her too, and I believe that the real Sarah Silverman is not on Twitter and someone’s joke will cause bad PR for her.

This is my public apology for the Real Sarah Silverman for me asking people to follow “her” on Twitter.

I read the whole “@Sarah Silverman” twitter stream, and now believe that a Twitter user @imKM or one of his friends is behind the Sarah Silverman’s twitter stream.

I apologize in advance if this isn’t true but here is how I base my opinion why I think we are still just waiting that Sarah Silverman joins Twitter.

1. The first person “Sarah Silverman” followed: @imKM
2. “Sarah Silverman” is constantly tweeting about @imKM
3. “Sarah Silverman” spelled Matt Damon’s name wrong in the tweets.
4. The first person “Sarah Silverman” was following was @dylan_lindgren – a twitter stream of one tweet and one person he follows: @sarahsilverman.
5. The link from @sarahsilverman Twitter page goes to Sarah Silverman fansite, not administered by her PR folks.
6. And a few tweets in the twitter stream make me really wonder…

sarah silverman, twitter,

Would she promote free clips with a link that goes for the unofficial fansite?

sarah silverman, twitter,
Um… the point of Twitter is actually to have a conversation with people.

sarah silverman, twitter,

Sarah begging..? Somehow I don’t see that happening.

sarah silverman, twitter,

Excessive use of hash tags? More begging and mentioning cocaine?
Desperate, bad bad PR
– and I can’t believe the real Sarah Silverman would be this stupid.

WHAT CAN WE LEARN FROM THIS:

Go and get your name on Twitter RIGHT NOW, before someone takes it.
Be in control of your Twitter stream.

And Sarah, I have 50+ reasons why you should join Twitter right now. You can help me to help you to get you on Twitter and hire me as your PR / Social Media Consultant to assure your brand gets the right exposure, and don’t make the same mistake as Britney Spears.

PS. And for the unofficial Sarah Silverman fan site – this is bad PR for you too. I’m sure you are happy now because of the traffic you are receiving from Twitter, but if you are behind the highjacking of Sarah Silverman’s Twitter stream, this will ultimately be bad PR for your site and will ruin your reputation.

Katja Presnal

Katja Presnal shows how to live Nordic inspired life to the fullest and plan your dream life. Katja owns Presnal5 strategic marketing intelligence agency and wants to help marketing professionals to combine a dream career and dream life via freelance work.Katja is an award-winning marketing strategist, and a well-known speaker. Katja has lived in five different countries, and seven states in the USA. Her three children were all born in different countries within three years. When not working or jet-setting the world, Katja is at home cooking big family dinners.She has been featured in NY Times, Glamour, Redbook, Fodor's, Forbes and Woman's Day magazines among many other national and international publications and written for MTV3 and Lifetime TV networks.

Comments (13)

  1. SusQHB

    i hope this inspires her to get on board. i knew it wasn’t her from the get go. not enough profanity. and she would never write F#@K. She’d spell the whole darn thing out.

  2. Warren

    It was fun while it lasted. I don’t think anyone really thought that she was real. It would be nice if all the Mad Men went away now too.

    Nice work!

  3. Tom Davenport

    Sorry to say you were a kiss ass.

    Someone should report this and the kid imKM to http://www.caa.com/ which is Sarah’s agents.

    Also, imKM keeps saying he is ‘laughing’ at people for it, which psychologically suggests he is actually humiliated. So it’s already a win.

  4. Anonymous

    To Tom Davenport…as I was telling my friends, I was just trying to build a foundation for backstage passes when and if she ever comes to phx to do stand-up.:)Yes, I am guilty of following a fake person, although I suspected a good scam in the making a few days ago. KM is such a fraud, but it kind of says a lot to the more than 600 people that followed it. The take away? This world is f’ed up!
    -alanamarie44

  5. Tom Davenport

    I outed her with this:

    http://twitter.com/TomDavenport/statuses/976122126

    Also pointing out it was @imKM and pointing it to someone who were really kissing ass (@alanamarie44

    Suddenly, these appear from the fake Sarah:

    “Good bye my “friends”. This worked well. I don’t know if I’ll return, probably not from these ridiculous posts (:. Bye.”

    “@imKM ~ I thank you for showing me how to reply. I guess that we are the same person anyway. I’m going to leave no. It was fun. It was.”

    KM is really a loser.

  6. Julie Roads

    Brilliant…I agree it is so fake. Spelling Matt Damon’s was the first clue for me…but ‘she’ continues to have errors in ‘her’ tweets and the real Sarah Silverman would NEVAH do that.

    I so hope she signs you up…and if she needs good copy for any of these social media projects, send me her way..LOVE the real Sarah Silverman.

  7. Anonymous

    I searched the website a little and found a post from an employee

    To report an issue with a user name or account, you must file a complaint. Please send all inquiries to support@twitter.com. For user names that are protected under copy right or trademark law, send the complaint to copyright@twitter.com.

  8. Katja of skimbaco.com

    I agree Chris – but the Twitter stream was long – and all of it wasn’t like this, otherwise it would have been obvious. There are numerous fake celebrity accounts on Twitter at the moment, I don’t know if Twitter has a policy what they do with them.

  9. Chris

    It is definitely a fake account. You can tell from the immature comments and lingo. I’m a little offended you would even consider that SSO had a part in it. How does someone notify Twitter about fake accounts like that one?

  10. Anonymous

    sarahsilverman I’m glad I got this thing before someone else did!
    10:51 AM October 12, 2008 from web

    imKM Someone got @sarahsilverman before Sarah Silverman did. ): 10:52 AM Oct 12th from web

  11. JudithG

    I love that you discovered this! That you immediately followed your gut when it seemed it couldn’t have been the real Sarah Silverman and were quick to expose it and make sure everyone knows. Great job! Hope to see you soon! Judith

  12. BlondeBlogger

    Yeah, I saw that today and was all excited, but the latest tweet when I looked was to a really weird YouTube video that I knew she’d never link to so I didn’t follow. I’m with you…I hope the real Sarah Silverman does join one day. She is hilarious!

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