Apple CEO Steve Jobs has been the subject of parody since Dan Lyons covertly began “The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs.” The blog (and subsequent book) have both been the subject of much debate, inspiring an off-Broadway show and a television sitcom.
Jobs on Twitter
In proper fashion, Twitter has also become overwhelmed with a series of Steve Jobs accounts, but none have ever really been that successful. Most are lackluster and outdated with few followers:
FakeSteveJobs • FatSteveJobs • fSteveJobs • FSJ • StevenPJobs • StevenPaulJobs
Then there’s the two realistic names, squatted, of course:
SteveJobs • StevenJobs
One of the largest accounts is _FakeSteveJobs, but the lego avatar gives it a childish feel, not to mention that it hasn’t been updated since August 2007.
Finally, Dan Lyons simply links to his blog via Twitter account FSJblog.
Best Parody There Is
After so many exhaustive attempts, it just seems as if there’s no more room to make fun of Steve Jobs, but nevertheless, someone seems to have done it in what some have called the best parody on Twitter:
The account, which is labeled as a parody, has a fitting minimalist white design, but is pure humor, with a few wild tech predictions mixed in.
It’s reached nearly 42,000 followers and is the biggest Steve Jobs parody on Twitter. It’s already the most listed by far and is much more prolific than any of the other accounts.
The account’s first tweet was in November 2009, but no author has come forward. It’s not affiliated with Dan Lyons’ Fake Steve Jobs brand at all, it seems.
There’s also rumor that the account really does belong to Mr. Jobs himself, but that he keeps it unverified to get away with saying things the corporate PR machine might otherwise want censored.
What people are saying
Feedback about the account has been enormously positive:
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