In case you haven't heard, @CondeElevator is an anonymous Twitter account that chronicles the most ridiculous conversations overheard in the Conde Nast building's fabled elevators. From lowly interns to infamous editrixes, no one is left out and the account already has over 55,000 followers and counting.
When we first heard about this Twitter spy, who is presumably a Conde Nast employee, we thought it was a pretty risky move--there was no way the higher ups at Conde would be pleased about this. However, the publishing company has recently spoken out about the account and their feelings about an employee putting their shit on blast may not be what we'd expected.
First, a rep for Conde said the following to ABC News, leading many to infer that they were not pleased and hunting down the twitterer:
We have no idea if this is real or made up and don't know who is behind it but it certainly suggests that many people care a great deal about what happens at Conde Nast. We are still looking into it, so I don't know what will or won't happen.
However, the publishing house told Page Six, in a statement published this morning:
While we're curious about who or what might be behind the feed, we're certainly not overly concerned. We're flattered by the interest people have in daily life at Conde Nast.
When asked if people are now afraid to talk in the elevator, a source inside Conde Nast told us: "Everyone here seems to think it's hilarious, so if anything, I think people would wanna contribute...people are definitely aware of it and are passing it around the building."
So far, @CondeElevator hasn't really posted anything defamatory or released any top secret information, so why shouldn't the company embrace it? Given the recent efforts Conde's glossies have been making to increase online presence and get with the digital age-what with Anna Wintour's presence at the Webby Awards and Vogue's new web properties--they might make the conscious decision to let this slide.