Sunday, 3 April 2011

Seriously weird - I have a twitter ghost

OK, so Coping with Chloe is about a girl whose identity is being threatened by her (dead) twin sister.

Would you believe that my Twitter identity is now being threatened by a ghostly Tweeter who has copied some of my tweets, stolen my profile and is thus claiming to have written 'Chloe'?

No, I wouldn't have believed it either. Truth is stranger than fiction and all that.

It's worrying, as well as funny and apt. If she starts sending out her own tweets in my name, things could get serious. I've already tweeted to her several times, asking her politely to remove my profile from her name. It could be a simple mistake after all, on her part or Twitter's. I've also reported it to twitter.com.

I'm told I should feel flattered! It would be nice to think she has singled me out as a celebrity author (ha!), but I doubt it somehow. She probably chose my profile at random or it was done by one of her friends as a silly joke. Or perhaps Twitter has messed up...

Anyway - since there are now two of me I have just eaten enough Mother's Day chocolates for both of us, at least :)


4 comments:

Lexia said...

Very weird. Hope you get this sorted out soon. The one REAL Rosalie, author of "Chloe" is all we need !

Rosalie Warren said...

Hi Lexia. Thank you - I'll report back as soon as anything happens. I agree that one of me is enough!

Michael Offutt said...

Stolen identity is no laughing matter. I hope it gets sorted soon for you.

Rosalie Warren said...

Thanks, Michael, you're right. I've sent a complaint to twitter and am now waiting for their reply... and waiting...