Just in case you were wondering about who is and isn’t on Twitter, the Comedy Central Insider wants you to know that Stephen Colbert is NOT. From the CC Insider (internal links omitted):
Stephen Colbert Doesn’t Have a Twitter!
May 19, 2008 AT 11:30AM
You know, the Internet has been around for at least six months now, yet there are still a lot of people who haven’t quite figured out that sometimes the World Wide Web fibs. Those emails from Nigerian Princes? They’re not from Nigerian Princes. Hamster Dance? Not an actual Hamster nor actual dancing. And those Twitters written by Stephen Colbert? They’re not written by Stephen Colbert. But that hasn’t stopped the gang at Digg from iCreaming their open-source e-jeans. That’s right, Stephen Colbert watches Diggnation is currently the top story on Digg.
So, once and for all, here’s the official denial from Comedy Central and The Colbert Report:
I’ve checked with the show, it’s fake.
P.S. Our very own DB Ferguson, on the other hand, DOES Twitter. Check out the “bluebird of friendliness” over in the sidebar if you want more.
EDIT (by DB):
I loathe fake Stephens on the internet. I cannot express to you how true this statement is. So as long as I’m burning bridges within the fake Stephen web genre, that there is no “real” MySpace Stephen, Stephen does not author any fanfic sites featuring books that have been on the show, there is no lawsuit involving Amy Sedaris. All of these have been verified by multiple sources. Trust me on this.
EDIT II (by DB):
The closest thing to an official Twitter is @stephenathome (which is listed on the “secret” Colbert Nation site). We don’t know if it’s really him or one of the writers, but it’s the only officially sanctioned Stephen Colbert twitter feed.