You can find just about everything on Twitter. News sites like @nytimes, celebrities like @britneyspears, awesome sites like @jschoolbuzz and pretty much all of your peers.
Then, there are the fake Twitter accounts like @FakeBrianBrooks (who denied an interview with us) and @FakeBrotherJed, who revealed his true identity to JSB. They’ve graciously provided us with comic relief about the Missouri School of Journalism and life in mid-Missouri.
Yes, they’re entertaining. Yes, they get retweeted like crazy. And yes, they both have a bunch of followers (@FakeBrianBrooks with over 1,200 and @FakeBrotherJed with over 800). But are these Twitter handles legal? We went to everyone’s favorite Comm Law professor Sandy Davidson to get the facts straight. Continue reading →
Notorious around the University of Missouri campus for his hilariously inappropriate commentary about everything from religion and politics to sorority girls and football games, @FakeBrotherJed is making quite a name for himself in the Twitterverse.
As it turns out, the student behind the account is a former student of the Missouri School of Journalism.