Hoax Twitter profiles are very common. From the Dalai Lama and rapper Kayne West to the White House, there have been some excellent Phweeters (phony tweeters). We've sifted through hundreds of profiles to bring you the 15 best fake Twitter accounts. Follow (the genuine) PC Advisor tweet at Twitter.com/PCAdvisor.

Micro-blogging service Twitter has become the social-networking site of the year, so much so in fact that a number of celebrities have jumped on the band wagon and created Twitter profiles.

From Barack Obama, Britney Spears and Miley Cyrus to Stephen Fry, Lilly Allen and even Jonathon Ross and his partner in crime Russell Brand, celebrities are 'tweeting' away. Even PC Advisor's joined the masses - follow us at www.twitter.com/PCAdvisor

But for every real celebrity on Twitter, there are a number of hoax profiles, set up by web users to fool you into thinking you're following your idol. Rock legend David Bowie recently revealed on his official website that he does not use the micro-blogging service, despite there being a David Bowie profile on Twitter.

Other hoaxes that have fooled hundreds of Twitter users include the Dalai Lama, rapper Kayne West and even a White House Twitter account, which had been updated during the Bush years and then switched to Obama right after the inauguration.

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 osamabinladen, hasselhoff, and davidletterman.

After sifting through piles of bad, mediocre, and just plain unfunny impostors, we've come up with the 15 best fake Twitter profiles that pay homage to or parodies the famous - no security breaches here.

Stewie

Name: Stewie

Who he is: Stewie Griffin, the homicidal talking baby from the Family Guy cartoon TV series created by Seth MacFarlane.

Why he's worth following: Several Stewie Griffins are out there, but this one is my Favourite. The author has Stewie's violent and authoritarian tendencies down pat.

How often he tweets: Stewie has only tweeted three times this year and has 12 tweets overall, but we're hoping he'll stick around and start tweeting more often.

Favourite tweet: "Oh sure I've spent my entire life trying to kill my mother, but who hasn't?"

Chuck Norris

Name: ChuckNorris

Who he is: Action film star and all around ass-kicker.

Why he's worth following: Chuck Norris facts have become a phenomenon in recent years, and the author has a great sense for creating new sayings as well as reusing some old ones.

How often he tweets: About three or four times a month when tweeting, but takes big breaks in between tweeting activity.
Favourite tweet: "Chuck Norris has already been to Mars; that's why there are no signs of life there."

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Hoax Twitter profiles are very common. From the Dalai Lama and rapper Kayne West to the White House, there have been some excellent Phweeters (phony tweeters). We've sifted through hundreds of profiles to bring you the 15 best fake Twitter accounts. Follow (the genuine) PC Advisor tweet at Twitter.com/PCAdvisor.

Megan Fox

Name: the_megan_fox

Who she is: Actress and current male fantasy.

Why she's worth following: The author of this one seems to be living out his fantasy of Megan Fox as a bisexual sex addict. These tweets are often offensive, but almost always funny.

How often she tweets: January was a heavy tweeting month for the author, but we haven't seen anything since then. When 'she' starts tweeting again, make sure you have your notifications on Twitterfox turned off. Most definitely not suitable for work!

Favourite tweet: "You know what tastes great? Me."

Michael Bay

Name: michael_bay

Who he is: Director and producer. Credits include Transformers, Armageddon, The Island, and Bad Boys.

Why he's worth following: This is a classic fake Twitter profile. Recently, Twitter forced the author to make it clear he was not the real Michael Bay. Might have had something to do with the fact that this Michael Bay is obsessed with his own greatness and has a habit of saying, "F'yeah!" or "BOOM " in almost all his posts.

How often he tweets: 5-10 times per week.

Favourite tweet: "Endangered Species BBQ, my house, 1pm." "The fun's not done till the last one's gone." "@Becker - remember to bring extra panda this time. BOOM"

William Shatner

Name: WilliamShatner2

Who he is: Actor most famous for his role as Captain James T Kirk in Star Trek.

Why he's worth following: "The author of this profile recently surrendered WilliamShatner to the real deal, but still revels in characterising Shatner as an egomaniac at his new home.

How often he tweets: Every few months.

Favourite tweet: "...but you know, I'm not the jerk they say I am. In fact, I'm a completely different kind."

Abe Vigoda

Name: abevigoda

Who he is: Actor who's most famous as Bela Lugosi in The Godfather.

Why he's worth following: In 1982, Abe Vigoda's death was announced prematurely by People magazine (he is alive today and well into his 80s). Ever since then Vigoda's death has become a running joke. The author of this profile mentions Abe's living status in every tweet.

How often he tweets: Daily.

Favourite tweet: "According to my iPhone app I'm still alive."

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  2. Megan Fox, Michael Bay and William Shatner
  3. Dr Tobias Funke, Bad Peggy Olsen and CNN Breaking
  4. Roger Clemens, Erica's Fish and Darth Vader

Hoax Twitter profiles are very common. From the Dalai Lama and rapper Kayne West to the White House, there have been some excellent Phweeters (phony tweeters). We've sifted through hundreds of profiles to bring you the 15 best fake Twitter accounts. Follow (the genuine) PC Advisor tweet at Twitter.com/PCAdvisor.

Dr Tobias Funke

Name: drtobiasfunke

Who he is: Repressed homosexual and psychiatrist in US TV show 'Arrested Development'.

Why he's worth following: The author really embraces Funke's repressed tendencies. He's a little more overt than in the TV show, but if you were a fan of the show, this profile lets you relive the magic in 140 characters or less.

How often he tweets: 5-10 times per month.

Favourite tweet: "Watching the Bangcock replay of the Golden Globes. Its always more exciting to watch it in conjunction as my Thai friends. Miss you boys "

Bad Peggy Olson

Name: BadPeggyOlson

Who she is: Prim and proper copywriter on US TV show Mad Men currently being shown on BBC Four.

Why she's worth following: There's a whole Mad Men universe in the Twittosphere - even the office Xerox has one-but BadPeggyOlson is my Favourite. Mad Men fans know that Peggy Olson is not as good as she seems during office hours, and this profile explores Peggy's edgier side.

How often she tweets: A few times a month.

Favourite tweet: "@Xerox914 Don't tell anyone about the confidential information I've been copying. Or the body parts. They're for your eyes only. For now."

CNN Breaking

Name: cnnbreaking

What it is: US news station Cable News Network (CNN).

Why it's worth following: Fake news is always entertaining. This ain't The Onion www.theonion.com , but I'll take it.

How often he tweets: Infrequently.

Favourite tweet: "Presumptive Democratic nominee Sen. Barack Obama has chosen mythological rabbit, The Easter Bunny, as his running mate."

Jack Bauer

Name: jackbauer

Who he is: Hot-headed government agent played by Kiefer Sutherland on TV show 24.

Why he's worth following: The author creates a running commentary on Jack Bauer's state of mind and follows 24's current story line closely.

How often he tweets: Every few days when the show is running.

Favourite tweet: "Uh, hello? I'm undercover. Can't really tweet what I'm doing. Just shot and buried Agent Walker alive, LOL."

Nick Nolte

Name: Nick_Nolte

Who he is: Famous actor.

Why he's worth following: The author takes Nolte's legal troubles and creates a real bad-ass who can't seem to make the right choices.

How often he tweets: Daily.

Favourite tweet: "Breathin' through a sweat sock soaked in ether. What I like to call a little Hair of the Dog."

NEXT PAGE: Roger Clemens, Erica's Fish and Darth Vader

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  2. Megan Fox, Michael Bay and William Shatner
  3. Dr Tobias Funke, Bad Peggy Olsen and CNN Breaking
  4. Roger Clemens, Erica's Fish and Darth Vader

Hoax Twitter profiles are very common. From the Dalai Lama and rapper Kayne West to the White House, there have been some excellent Phweeters (phony tweeters). We've sifted through hundreds of profiles to bring you the 15 best fake Twitter accounts. Follow (the genuine) PC Advisor tweet at Twitter.com/PCAdvisor.

Roger Clemens

Name: RogerClemens

Who he is: Famous baseball player.

Why he's worth following: This profile hasn't been updated since the summer, but might start up again when baseball season starts. The author characterises Clemens as a steroid junkie who recently developed a crush on Miley Cyrus.

How often he tweets: Infrequent.

Favourite tweets: "Thinking Miley Cyrus sure is cute." "About to inject Miley Cyrus, I mean MYSELF with steroids."

Erica's Fish

Name: ericasfish

Who it is: A fish living in a single woman's apartment.

Why it's worth following: A fictitious fish that watches silently and with repressed envy as its ‘human' goes about her daily life.

How often he tweets: Several times a week.

Favourite tweet: "My Favourite part of the day is when the human rolls half-conscious out of bed and trips on the ottoman on the way to serve me breakfast."

Stephen Colbert

Name: StephenTColbert

Who he is: Father of the US comedy show, Colbert Nation.

Why he's worth following: A whole crop of Colberts is out there, but this one has been by far the funniest. StephenTColbert is so realistic that many thought this was the real deal; Comedy Central even had to issue a denial that this was not the real Colbert. The author claims to have stopped tweeting and wants to hand over the profile to the real Colbert. Follow and find out what happens.

How often he tweets: We'll have to wait and see.

Favourite tweet: "Like any good newsman, I believe that if you're not scared, I'm not doing my job."

Darth Vader

Name: DarthVader

Who he is: Evil Sith Lord and father of Luke Skywalker

Why he's worth following: We've definitely saved the best for last with this hilarious insider's view of the Dark Side.

How often he tweets: Daily

Favourite tweet: "The bad news is we had to let go of about 8,000 clone troopers today. The good news is it really only counts as 1."

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