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Social Media ‘Professional’ Forgot to Protect His Password

The Internet can be a wild and weird place, especially when one’s accounts aren’t kept safe. Overnight, Mark Davidson, a self-described “Internet sales & marketing professional,” had his Twitter taken over by someone purporting to be “one of three people who have been ghostwriting @markdavidson’s tweets for the last 4 years while he is out playing golf.” Davidson, who has a presence on every social network known to man, boasts nearly 56,000 Twitter followers. But that’s not Davidson’s doing, according to the mystery ghostwriter, who claims to have been fired yesterday. Online revenge has a large audience, at least.

Right now @markdavidson is probably asleep,” the vigilante tweeted from Davidson’s account in the middle of the night. “He isn’t that nice and he is cheap. I regret not quitting.” It went on: “He can barely type social media much less know what it is.” The scorned employee admitted to being “drunk and angry,” not to mention underpaid. “Good luck, bro,” the ornery imposter added before signing off for the night. “And change your freakin’ password!”

If this is truly a case of an abused underling acting out, kudos to the perpetrator: No one gets hurt, but Davidson will certainly be blushing when he wakes up from his West Coast slumber. (We reached out to Davidson for his take, but the fact that the tweets have not yet been deleted indicates he’s probably still asleep.) If this is merely a prank, we’ll award points regardless for creativity and storytelling.


Social Media ‘Professional’ Forgot to Protect His Password