techdirt.com Wednesday Jan 23rd, 2019 7:30 PM
In the dual golden ages of internet and snark, individuals and companies are offered many opportunities to decide how to deal with people using social media to have fun at their expense. In most cases, this goes exactly how you’d imagine: strong-arm tactics to shut down social media accounts, lawsuits to silence fake or parody accounts, and even entire government agencies getting upset over one of its own tweeting against the agency line. Missing in all of this, as you may have noticed, is any sense of humor or fun about this sort of thing.
But level heads do occasionally prevail. Such appears to be the case with the folks at Table Talk Pies, a century-old pie-slinging company that decided in the past few years to have a better online presence, but also recently discovered someone out there is impersonating the company on Twitter.
Take a quick glance at Table Talk Pies’ Twitter account and at first, everything seems normal. The 95-year-old Worcester company often tweets out its “pie of the day” deals – three of a daily rotating flavor for the special price of $1 – posts photos from events around the city and gets mentioned by other local businesses like Wormtown Brewery.
But a closer look reveals some strange inconsistencies.
“the honorable, pumpkin is 3 for $1 today”
“as the sun shines regardless, may luck be ever on the side with you!! #StPatricksDay2018 #pies #lucky”
“have not only a lemon but i smile! #threeforonedollar”