FLASHBACK SLIDESHOW: 15 fake and funny Twitter accounts

Faux accounts are all the rage -- here are some of the best Phweeters (phony tweeters) weve come across

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<h2>The Phweet Heard 'Round the World</h2> <br> Fake Twitter accounts have been in the news a lot lately. Last week, the Dalai Lama started tweeting, and then we found out "His Holiness" was <a href="http://www.itworld.com/tech-amp-society/62330/twitter-and-dalia-lama" target="_blank">actually a fake</a>. <br> Kanye West dissed Stephen Colbert last year on Twitter. Then we found out <a href="http://www.rollingstone.com/rockdaily/index.php/2008/12/08/kanye-west-denies-his-namesake-twitter-is-actually-his-twitter/" target="_blank">it wasn’t Kanye after all</a>. A White House Twitter account, which had been updated during the Bush years and then switched to Obama right after the inauguration, also turned out to be bogus. <br> And who can forget last month's infamous Twitter hacks when pranksters took over the accounts of Barack Obama, Bill O’Reilly, and CNN’s Rick Sanchez, among others. <br> The 15 fake Twitter accounts that follow were not hijacked. Rather, this list of fake Twitter accounts we've assembled pays homage to or parodies the famous -- no security breaches here. <br> Phony tweets are a terrific way to get across a laugh, but to be really great, a Phweeter (phony tweeter) has to stick with it. Unfortunately many Phweeters don’t. Some fakers who started hot but then drifted away include <a href="http://twitter.com/osamabinladen" target="_blank">@osamabinladen</a>, <a href="http://twitter.com/Hasselhoff" target="_blank">@hasselhoff</a>, and <a href="http://twitter.com/DavidLetterman" target="_blank">@davidletterman</a>.<br> After sifting through piles of bad, mediocre, and just plain unfunny impostors, we’ve come up with the best and most current phweeters worthy of pushing that "follow" button for.

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