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Mar 18, 2009

The rise and fall of Fake Stephen Conroy

The identity of Australia's most famous Twitter satirist, Fake Stephen Conroy, has been revealed as a Telstra employee. But just how well is Telstra handling it? asks Duncan Riley.

If there was any suggestion that Twitter wasn't big in Australia, Fairfax laid the debate to rest yesterday with a lead story on smh.com.au covering the identity of Australia's most famous Twitter satirist (and occasional Crikey contributor) Fake Stephen Conroy (FSC).

Leslie Nassar, a Telstra "Emerging Technology Specialist" and former ABC web producer, had outed himself earlier the same the day, after growing speculation over who was behind the account.

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5 thoughts on “The rise and fall of Fake Stephen Conroy

  1. susie

    because its funny and theres now a department of internets

    http://departmentofinternets.com/

  2. Steve

    Why anyone gives attention to this pointless crap is beyond me.

  3. Mike Hickinbotham

    Duncan,

    Sorry to disappoint, but no one is getting fired and my update to yesterday’s post addresses your comment about ‘where the story diverges’.

    Checkout the link here: http://tinyurl.com/c28l96

    Mike Hickinbotham
    Telstra Social Media Senior Advisor

  4. oie

    I hope he doesn’t get the arse for the twitter spat with @M_Hickinbotham. Equally I hope he doesn’t get all famous if he does since he’s boring as batshit

  5. Poor form in the form of low-wit … – Perspectives on Digital …

    […] to be clever and original, it is another to be a poor imitator – Fake Steve Jobs was funny, even Fake Stephen Conroy had his days – this is a copycat, poorly executed. And to use this as a medium to make a joke out of […]

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