Wednesday, August 27, 2008


AMC has had a change of heart and allowed Twitter to restore accounts which bear the names of various characters from 'Mad Men', like Don Draper, Peggy Olson, and Salvatore Romano. According to (the link is to the left), "Deep Focus, the Web marketing group hired by AMC to promote 'Mad Men' on the Web, tells Silicon Valley Insider that it gently nudged AMC to rescind a takedown notice sent to Twitter. 'Better to embrace the community than negate their efforts,' says a Deep Focus spokesman, who finds the fake Twitter feeds to be 'brand ambassadors.'"

The reason I didn't like the idea of these Twitter accounts is because it acts as though Twitter existed over forty years ago. Now, if these accounts were by Don and Peggy and the others as they now are, forty-five or so years later, okay. That would be interesting. But this just doesn't make sense within the concept of Toobworld.
But I may be wrong. What do you think?

Toby O'B

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