Stolen is a new iOS app that allows you to buy and sell real people’s Twitter accounts as if they were trading cards. Now, before anyone gets too panicky, this doesn’t give you access to their account – it’s more of a bragging rights thing. “I now own @Jack! Yeahh!” – like being the Mayor of somewhere on Foursquare.
Do the people who make social networking apps actually use any social networks? The number one rule of the internet is that if you make a social network, people will use it to say awful things about other people. The only way to get around that would be to require, like, a driver’s license and your social security number to sign up, and that’s a whole different can of worms.