@Stokes ≠ @StokesUP

@StokesgyltFellow Twitterers, take note. The user known as @Stokes is an entirely different person from the users known as @StokesUP, @STOKESGYLT, and @Stokez. Despite the fact that these people apparently answer to “Stokes” (or a similar-sounding variant) in real life, you cannot simply type “@Stokes” if you wish to tag or address them in the medium known as Twitter.

I offer the following photographic evidence.

This is @Stokes:

@Stokes

@Stokes is really Sutton Stokes (me!), a fabulously successful freelance writer currently living in Missoula, MT. Here I am relaxing in my solarium.

This is @StokesUP:

@StokesUP

@StokesUP is identified only as “Stokes” on his Twitter page. He is from some place he calls ÃœT and is a photographer.

This is @STOKESGYLT:

@Stokesgylt

@STOKESGYLT, of Harlem, goes by “Stokes the Editor” (Bio: “IM STOKES THE VIDEO EDITOR AND I WILL EDIT ANY VIDEO U BRING TO ME!!!!).

And this is @Stokez:

@Stokez

@Stokez is a high school student from Chicago.

I bring all of this up because of the relatively frequent inclusion of “@Stokes” in Tweets that are clearly not meant for me, such as:

RT @noel3leon: http://twitpic.com/q1l32 – @stokes do a shoot wit me d another girl lik this. please– let’s do it wit them girls u showed me

And:

@Stokes the Editor STOKESGYLT #whydogirls act like they dont suck dick

(Sorry for that, but I just wanted to give you the flavor, so to speak. Oh, and @STOKESGYLT, maybe it’s because they’re afraid you’ll talk tweet about them in a degrading manner.)

Tweets intended for @Stokez tend to be more wholesome, though I was once privy to a conversation among high school girls concerning what they had named their breasts.

Anyway, no hard feelings, just try to get it right in the future. And let’s hear it for @StokesUP, whose photography really seems to be getting off the ground, as indicated in the following direct Tweets he sent to user @kaylaanic0le:

im turnin that shit into a website. real soon

And:

yump jus bought my domain .

Way to go, Stokes! (BTW, I think the domain is here, though it’s just a placeholder page so far.)

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