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Mitt Romney's Tweets, Transformed

by Jane Susskind, published

A professor at the University of Calgary has created a Twitter account that, with the help of a computer program, generates parodies of Mitt Romney's tweets. Rightly called @TransforMitt, the program was reportedly a Facebook experiment gone awry. Either way, these tweets are pure comedy.

How it works: "Aycock’s computer-generated tweets replace a few words from Romney’s tweets with a few of its own. Aycock then proofs them, to make sure nothing inappropriate or offensive gets through." - CBN. Similar to the computer-generated tweets found on @horse_ebooks, but way more coherent and in full sentences. Also, I'd argue, much more relevant in today's political climate (nothing against low quality e-books about horses).

So why does a Canadian care about poking fun at U.S. politicians? He explains on his website, "Timing. No major elections in Canada right now."

Let's compare some of Romney's most recent tweets, to those generated by @TransforMitt:

Mitt Romney 

https://twitter.com/MittRomney/status/230648101663281152

Not Mitt Romney 

https://twitter.com/TransforMitt/status/231412867994353664

Mitt Romney

https://twitter.com/MittRomney/status/232837259915825154

Not Mitt Romney 

https://twitter.com/TransforMitt/status/233199421716828160

Mitt Romney

https://twitter.com/MittRomney/status/233181214469652480

Not Mitt Romney 

https://twitter.com/TransforMitt/status/233571950776160257

 

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