Latest Twitter + SXSW trend? #fakesxsw
Maybe they're jealous. Perhaps they're justifiably perturbed that Twitter is being flooded with tweets from and about the South by Southwest Festival. Regardless of their motives, some folks on Twitter are pretending as if they are at SXSW. Behold the Fake SXSW meme, which you can follow on the micro-blogging site with the #fakesxsw hash tag. The trend has resulted in some harmless chuckles.
A fellow named doug pretends he's got a great hotel:
Proben is pretending he sat in on an interesting panel discussion:
Jackola has a busy night ahead of him:
As someone who has been here for a few days, I can say that these tweets and most of the ones on #fakesxsw are mighty close to the ones flying around from real SXSW-goers. Reason enough to follow the parody parties as well as the legit ones.
But if the whole thing just annoys you, feel free to join the crowd celebrating their absence: Not at SXSW.
-- Tony Pierce [Follow]