Mike Francesa creating personal Twitter account

Mike’s on da Twittuh.

Mike Francesa, the 64-year-old WFAN drive-time host, announced on Wednesday he will “activate” a personal Twitter account that he will solely operate and join the social media site he has handwaved as nonsense in the past.

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He plans to debut his account some time late Friday afternoon and will be using it this weekend.

“I’ve been talked into it, we’ll see how it goes, I’ve been thinking about this for a long time,” he said. “I will go on and there will be a real Mike Francesa account that I will use and make comments on.”

Francesa added he just downloaded the app today and has “been in touch with Twitter, working on putting it together.”

Do not expect him to engage with other Twitter users, though. Francesa said he probably is not going to answer any comments because, well, he’s been advised not to and that it would be impossible in terms of time.

“Most people said don’t even try to, it’s just impossible to do,” he said. “So I’m not going to try that.”

He will still have the Mike’s On account, which will be operated by his producer, Brian Monzo, and others to promote the show and the app he has been trying to launch since returning to the station in early May after a four-month “retirement.”

Mike Francesa is creating a personal Twitter account.

Mike Francesa is creating a personal Twitter account.

Francesa also addressed the other social media news relevant to his show regarding the fan-favorite account “Funhouse,” aka @BackAftaDis, which was slapped with a copyright infringement complaint for reposting WFAN clips to the site.

The complaint was filed by a WFAN content producer, but Francesa claims no knowledge of that subject.

“I know there has been a lot of social media conjecture about change in content with the sites, and with the different accounts, but hey, we had nothing to do with that. I wasn’t even unaware it happened,” he said. “I don’t pay attention to that stuff. It comes well within their bounds if that’s the way the want to handle it.”

However, after Francesa explained his ignorance on the Funhouse controversy, the account tweeted late Wednesday night they will resume posting clips from the show next month.

“FYI: This account will be business as usual beginning on June 4,” Funhouse tweeted. “I feel like I have enough assurances from the right people to move forward. I was over it to be honest, but the public has demanded more prank calls and things that Mike never said. Thanks for the support.”

Francesa added that there will be other ways for fans to access clips from his show.

“Any followers looking for our stuff, we’ll make it very available,” he said. “So don’t worry about it.”

Source: Ny Daily News

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