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Bruce Benson fake Twitter feed more fun than CU president's real account

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Fake Bruce Benson.
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 an example, let us juxtapose the tweets of CU President Bruce Benson with those of the self-described Fake Bruce Benson.

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/57TnXless than a minute ago via HootSuite Favorite Retweet Reply

Fake Bruce is more apt to offer something like this...

Marcy and I considering going vegan. Have you smelled Greeley lately?less than a minute ago via Twitter for iPhone Favorite Retweet Reply

...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?less than a minute ago via Twitter for iPhone Favorite Retweet Reply

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...

Sorry I couldn't respond to interview requests, @dailycamera. I got a University to run, you know. :) #hugsless than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply

... 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 > 1000less than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply

... but two.

Did I mention the Creating Futures campaign will improve our Department of Mathematics? http://t.co/BfXmxeBless than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply

That last tweet is a message both Bruces could get behind. Maybe.

More from our Tech archive: "Has an imposter been tweeting as Jay Cutler?"


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The funny part about the tweets is that the fake user is probably borrowing money from the US government to attend CU.   LOL 

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