Phys.org: The misappropriation of the identities of famous people on Twitter

Phys.org: The misappropriation of the identities of famous people on Twitter. “Basing itself on the approaches of discourse analysis and sociocultural pragmatics, [Ana] Mancera has made a linguistic study of 5,030 messages published on more than 50 Twitter profiles, all of which were parodic in nature and which were written in the guise of figures of social importance. These were grouped into different categories according to the area of the parodied subject—for example, politics, the communications media, sport, royalty, etc.”

The Verge on Parody Twitter Accounts

The Verge looks at parody Twitter accounts. “These accounts are generally places where joyful, intermittently ironic tribute is paid to the people or objects that make up popular culture. But dig a little deeper into Twitter’s dustier corners, and you’ll find a huge, interconnected, bafflingly popular collection of fan-made parody accounts — a strange cousin to the Twitter fan club, where celebrities and brands are assimilated, rather than fawned over.”