You knew it couldn't be true: celebrities sending Tweets at all hours of the day and night, some of them snappy and witty and seemingly on an interesting message.
Well, the New York Times has unmasked a few ghostwriters of the Twittersphere for such celebs as 50 Cent, Kanye West, Britney Spears, political figures, and even Guy Kawasaki, one of the Twitter kings. Some are real --- Shaquille O'Neil, Lance Armstrong, for example.
But a surprising number are delegating the duty of producing 140 characters. If you can't trust Twitter, what is left?
Reading the piece is followed by a sigh accepting reality.