AMC responds to Twittering 'Mad Men' characters

Fans of AMC's 'Mad Men' who created Twitter accounts, posting as several of the show's characters like Don Draper and Peggy Olsen, were met with an unpleasant surprise earlier this week when some of these character accounts were suspended.

Fans of AMC's Mad Men who created Twitter accounts, posting as several of the show's characters like Don Draper and Peggy Olsen, were met with an unpleasant surprise earlier this week when some of these character accounts were suspended.

"We never claimed to be from AMC, though we never denied it either (the mystery was part of the fun, wasn't it?)," wrote "Paul Kinsey" on his blog. "To be safe, I also immediately sent an e-mail to AMC informing them of what I was doing, so that if they didn't like it they could simply ask me to stop. I even offered to hand over the account. I received no response, and accordingly continued along my merry way."

Twitter, presumably on the orders of AMC, issued a Digital Millennium Copyright Act takedown of several accounts, which had messages saying, "This account is currently suspended and is being investigated due to strange activity."

But now the accounts are back up after what an AMC spokesperson called "a miscommunication."

"Our intention was never to take the accounts down, it was just a miscommunication," the spokesperson told PRWeek, explaining that the network just wanted to contact the people behind the accounts. "Twitter is another platform and another way for people to interact with Mad Men." The marketing team for the network is currently working on ways to incorporate social networking into Mad Men campaigns.

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