One of the odd quirks of the social media explosion has been the proliferation of folks pretending to be someone else -- a phenomenon that no doubt annoys the typically notable person being identity-jacked but can be entertaining for the rest of us.
As noted by the Boulder Daily Camera, Fake Bruce actually preceded Real Bruce into the Tweet-iverse. And while Real Bruce tweets things like this...
Bipartisan efforts lead to legislative successes for CU: Recent session saw several threats to higher education thwarted. http://ow.ly/57TnX
Fake Bruce is more apt to offer something like this...
Marcy and I considering going vegan. Have you smelled Greeley lately?
...which is kinda contradicted by this...
Did you know that if you are over the age of 2, you have to purchase a meal at @Casa_Bonita?
In an interview with the Camera, CU system spokesman Ken McConnellogue acknowledged that Benson knows about Fake Bruce but isn't losing sleep over what he might tweet. "Of the 1,000 things that occupy the president's time, this doesn't rank in the top 1,500," he said.
In response, Fake Bruce first tweet-explained why he/she/it didn't respond to the Camera's request for an interview...
... before tweaking McConnellogue's quote with not just one tweet...
Reading @dailycamera piece. "Of the 1,000 things that occupy the president's time, this doesn't rank in the top 1,500." Hey Ken: 1500 > 1000
... but two.
Did I mention the Creating Futures campaign will improve our Department of Mathematics? http://t.co/BfXmxeB
That last tweet is a message both Bruces could get behind. Maybe.
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