Shit My Dad Says, the Twitter phenomenon with over 1.2 million followers, and more notably, a TV pilot in the works, has taken his act to the new hot (or at least, controversial) social network, Google Buzz.
Now, before you get too excited, you’ll note that all this account is doing is importing the Shit My Dad Says tweets into Buzz. In fact, because the account doesn’t tweet all that regularly (I suppose creator Justin Halpern is busy trying to write dialogue for William Shatner, who will star in the show), there are only five total tweet imported so far since February 10, when the account was started. Still, there’s a lot of activity on those five tweets, with dozens of Buzz users liking and commenting on the blurbs.
There’s no way of knowing if this account is an official one since anyone can import any public Twitter account into their Buzz steam, but even if fake, the creator did a nice job recreating Justin’s father. For example, his profile says that the one thing he can’t find on Google is “my pants.” And his hometown is shown on a Google Map as somewhere just outside Columbus, Ohio. The About Me section reads the same as the Twitter bio, “I’m 29. I live with my 74-year-old dad. He is awesome. I just write down shit that he says.”
The most interesting thing about this account may be its level of engagement. If I were on the Buzz team, I might point out that even though this account is doing nothing beyond importing tweets, there’s clearly a huge demand to have conversations about these tweets — something which is much easier to do on Buzz then on Twitter. Of course, some brands are already understanding this.
Also note that the account name is technically “sh1tmydadsays,” because Google won’t allow swear word in Gmail addresses.
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