Friday, May 28, 2010

BP Twitter Mess - Not to be Confused with the Oil Mess

As if BP needed even more internet ire, someone has been running a fake BP PR twitter account called BPGlobalPR.

Tweets include gems like:
"The good news: Mermaids are real. The bad news: They are now extinct. #bpcares "

At first I couldn't see the angle in running an obviously fake BP tweet. Then earlier this week they began selling t-shirts. Its too bad BP didn't think of mocking themselves first - they have less than 8000 followers while the faux BP has over 80,000!

Frankly, I'm surprised the account hasn't been shut down - if nothing else BP could go after them for using their logo and impersonating an employee. Most folks won't get around to doing that until Halloween ;)