Hawaii Five-0′s social networking sites
Recently I stumbled upon the Facebook profile pages of three of the primary cast members of Hawaii Five-0: Alex, Scott, and Grace. These stars were sending personal messages and commenting frequently to wall posts that fans were putting up.
After taking a look at the pages, the red flags were all over the place that they were phony:
1) The profiles didn’t say “official”.
2) Poor English grammar and misspellings throughout the page.
3) Photos that these “stars” supposedly took themselves were actually photos gleaned off the internet.
4) More subtle was the fact that these were personal pages (like the ones that anyone can create) and not “Fan Pages”, such as Daniel Dae Kim’s official Facebook page or my Hawaii Five-0 Undercover Facebook page.
If you search”Alex O’Loughlin” or “Scott Caan” on Facebook, a whole bunch of profiles come up. How do you determine what’s real and what’s fake?
1) Go to the celebrities’ official home page or the network page. All social networking links should be there.
2) Go to a trusted forum and ask around if a page or profile is legitimate. This isn’t usually the best way since a whole bunch of people can be duped, but at least multiple people are on the lookout.
Why is it important to be vigilant? If you “friend” someone on Facebook, they have access to a lot of your personal information- email, family members, high school and college information, place of employment, etc. With that info, they can potentially do damage with identity theft, so I highly encourage everyone to watch who they “friend” on Facebook and who they follow on Twitter.
Finding out the Scott Caan you friended isn’t really him surely feels the same way an eight year old feels when he discovers there’s no Santa Claus. But don’t waste any valuable time chatting with fakers when you could just as easily be doing something more productive like getting your “arm porn” or “Grace in a bikini” fix.
I contacted CBS’ local Hawaii Five-0 publicist Erika Kauffman who provided this official list. A few names may be missing from the list, specifically the writers who recently joined Twitter. But if one of the show’s writers is encouraging you to follow a fellow writer, I’d say you’re pretty safe.
Note that Erika confirmed that Scott Caan and Grace Park DO NOT have ANY social networking accounts. Any Scott Caan or Grace Park account that you see is not theirs!
I’ll say this again: SCOTT CAAN AND GRACE PARK DO NOT HAVE ANY SOCIAL NETWORKING ACCOUNTS.
@CBarbee1 – Carol Barbee, writer
@BobOrci – Roberto Orci, executive producer
@tarynmanning – Taryn Manning, “Mary Ann Magarrett”
@PLenkov – Peter Lenkov, executive producer
@danieldaekim – Daniel Dae Kim, “Chin Ho Kelly”
@jrorci – J. R. Orci, producer/writer
@JM_Live – James Marsters, “Victor Hesse”
@michelleborth – Michelle Borth, “Catherine Rollins”
@CHTagawa – Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, “Hiro Yoshimuri”
@Harimoto – Kyle Harimoto, writer
@danecook – Dane Cook, “Matt Williams”
@erikakauffman – Erika Kauffman, publicist
@H50net – affiliate fan site
@mark_dacascos – Mark Dacascos, “Wo Fat” (account disabled by Mark)
@dwolkove – David Wolkove, writer
@33Edge – Kelly Hu, “Laura Hills”
Generally speaking, most of these Five-0 folks post regularly to Twitter.
Alex O’Loughlin – http://www.facebook.com/pages/Alex-OLoughlin/143307649024403
Note: Alex or his publicist HAS NOT posted up to this page, but it is official.
Daniel Dae Kim – http://www.facebook.com/pages/Daniel-Dae-Kim/136577846385452
Note: Daniel regularly posts to Twitter and Facebook.
Offical Hawaii Five-0 on Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/HawaiiFive0CBS
While NOT an official Hawaii Five-0 site, I fully assure you that my Hawaii Five-0 Undercover Facebook page is indeed authentic and run by me. 😉