Seven Parody Twitter Accounts That Hardcore Troll Your Favorite Geeks

Apple CEO Tim Cook today joined Twitter and set out his first tweet. The contents of the tweet were hardly noteworthy, I know but a first is a first. Within six hours Cook has racked up more than 104,000 Twitter followers, and counting.

Twitter has been in the news more than usual this week, and because it’s Friday I thought I would do something a little different, and a little fun.

The technology industry doesn’t have much of a sense of humor about itself. Fortunately the folks behind some pretty hilarious parody Twitter accounts do.

Top parody Twitter accounts

Satire has a long and cherished history. Satire allows us make fun of the wealthy and the powerful, and remind them (and ourselves) that we’re all human. Whether they’re impersonating Tesla founder Elon Musk, or trolling CUNY journalism professor and futurist Jeff Jarvis, these parody twitter accounts invite us to laugh at ourselves.

 

Android PR

Google’s feelings of smartphone inferiority in the face of Apple’s dominance. Sadly this account has ceased tweeting.

Bored Elon Musk

Restless billionaire and boy genius Elon Musk shares a stream of consciousness flow of world-changing (and superfluous) inventions to improve humanity.

Death Star PR

Just because the dark side represents all that is evil in the Universe doesn’t stop them from hiring a PR firm. Every story has two sides, right? Anything to discredit those pesky rebels.

Drunk Siri

Acerbic. Occasionally funny. Always quick with a punchline punchy. Your favorite digital personal assistant has a foul mouth and won’t keep it to herself.

Fake Jeff Jarvis

CUNY Journalism professor, futurist and the author of ‘What Would Google Do‘ spouts buzzwords about media disruption and the future of everything.

Not Mark Zuckerberg

What goes on inside the mind of the man who brought more than one billion friends closer together?

NextTechBlog

Originally featuring an absurd profile picture of Mashable founder Pete Cashmore, this parody Twitter account was launched to mocks tech journalism conventions and call bullshit on the media echo chamber.

Startup L. Jackson

Street smart startup wisdom and tough love for techies.

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One Response to “Seven Parody Twitter Accounts That Hardcore Troll Your Favorite Geeks”

  1. Bored Elon September 25, 2013 at 1:56 pm #

    Thanks for the mention. I’d argue that “Bored Elon” isn’t trolling him, but rather his adversaries. The parody is really more of a compliment than a form of insulting him. I think you get to that point in your post, but the title is a bit misleading.

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