TweetForger has the potential to be used for very naughty things indeed. Just pop along to the site and enter in your desired tweet and username and out will pop a perfectly formed forgery of their ‘words’ as displayed to the public. The tweet never appears on anyone’s stream by the way, it’s all fakery. Who thinks of these things?
Our artistic intent is to cause people to realize and think about just how subconsciously willing they are to suspend belief. If I get a tweet from a celebrity addressed to me, referring to something that only my friends know, do I immediately realize that it’s a joke, or do I even for a minute actually think that this celebrity is actually tweeting me? If I do, does that say something about me or does it say something about the world in which we all live?