Posted by: mollyrossiter | February 9, 2009

Duped by the Dalai Lama?

imagesOK, apparently not really.

I was surprised this weekend to find the Dalai Lama — or a representative of the Office of His Holiness the Dalai Lama — on Twitter. Seeing that the office was accepting followers of at least the tweets it posted, I joined the nearly 14,000 others who were likely surprised and followed.

Today, Twitter support folk are investigating it as an imposter and has suspended the profile of @OHHDL.

Here’s the ironic thing: I’ve started following @mrskutcher and @aplusk, who purport to be Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher, and have been skeptical the whole time. Why would these two be on Twitter and post tweets to legions of strangers? (The answer is: “Why not?”)

With the Dalai Lama, however, I was duped. Huh.

Go figure.

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