A man who been known for his funny and clever Twitter posts has been outed by a former employee who was in fact writing the tweets for him. The ex-ghostwriter had took over Mark Davidson's feed quite easily as he still had access to his account.
Davidson probably should have thought ahead to change his Twitter password before firing one of the people he paid to write his tweets. The "Internet sales and marketing professional" with more than 55,000 followers has not made a post of his own original writing for at least the past four years, reports thedailywh.at.
Davidson, like anybody who hires a ghostwriter, would like to make people think he wrote all his Twitter material himself. The self-proclaimed "master of communicating in 140 character bursts" as he describes himself on his Google+ page has now been robbed of his reputation for creating witty and humorous posts.
The former employee of Davidson's held nothing back as he not only ousted his former employer as a fraud, he said his boss paid him poorly and topped it all off with calling him out what the man who hired him is probably kicking himself for not doing in advance: to "change your freakin' password."
The Atlantic Wire has reported in an update that this whole scenario is "starting to look like a stunt." Seven hours after the "drunk and angry" fired ghostwriter fiasco occurred, another employee of Davidson's apparently had enough and called it a day.
"Oh. I am so not dealing with this **** today. My only responsibility on this account is to respond to *all* @replies and @mentions. I quit," said the second person.
Whether this whole thing is an elaborate set-up, disguised as one or merely perceived as one, Davidson is now stuck with just one person to write his posts for him now reports All Twitter.
Either way, looks like Mark Davidson is going to have quite a mess to clean up.