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Re: The advantages of verified identity! :)

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Wed, 29 Aug 2012 17:45:04 -0400
Message-ID: <503E8D5F.7020008@openlinksw.com>
To: public-webid@w3.org
On 8/29/12 5:19 PM, Melvin Carvalho wrote:
> Hey Guys,
> I am writing to tell you that, no, I am not a 'Football Agent' or 
> 'ITK.' I am infact an 18 year old and I have been fooling all of you 
> gullible idiots with my fake stories for the past 2 months.
> I started out when I was bored one evening and I never once thought 
> that I could get 43k followers. I feel my twitter experience has been 
> very successful with some of my 'Stories' even trending 5th in the 
> world. I'm proud to say that I haven't had even one transfer scoop in 
> my time yet people still say im more reliable than Sky Sports News and 
> the BBC. Laughable.
> Some of my personal highlights were the Kaka and Falcao stories which 
> were completely made up. The Daily Mail even wrote an article based on 
> my Kaka tweets and the 2 journalists who wrote it were following me. 
> The Falcao story was possibly my favourite. Last night it was trending 
> worldwide for over an hour and for over 3 hours in Spain and in the UK.
> Another fascinating thing about my time on twitter was how some top 
> respected journalists believed my rubbish and even used me as a news 
> source.
> Whilst I am here I can also point out there is no such thing as an ITK 
> or Agent on twitter, anyone with an IQ in double figures would realise 
> this. @Agent_NCP <http://twitter.com/Agent_NCP> , @EPL_Source 
> <http://twitter.com/EPL_Source> and @Agent_ITK 
> <http://twitter.com/Agent_ITK> are all just poor versions of myself 
> who would be nothing without begging me for shoutouts. @Backpage 
> <http://twitter.com/Backpage> is another clown who stole my fake 
> stories everyday and passed them off as their own.
> Im not sorry for wasting everybody's time, you should have realised I 
> was a fake when I got all of my stories wrong and deleted countless 
> tweets. I still cant believe that, I, personally have been trending in 
> Manchester, Leeds, Ireland, Nigeria and South Africa. Perhaps I do 
> feel a bit sorry for the guy who got 'Falcao 20' printed on his 
> Chelsea top.
> I have really enjoyed my time on twitter, especially winding up 
> Everton and Tottenham fans on a daily basis. You idiots must have 
> realised I was a fake when I linked your team with every player 
> possible in the hope that one move would happen.
> My time has now come to and end and I hope to enjoy the last few days 
> of the transfer window without making up rumours myself. Thank you to 
> whoever followed me and retweeted my garbage, it was really 
> appreciated. Goodbye Everyone
> Regards, @FootballAgent49 <http://twitter.com/FootballAgent49> (The Boss)
> http://www.twitlonger.com/show/j322tm

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