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Tweet Mashup makes hilarious, awful hybrids of any 2 Twitter accounts
The results are better than you expect.
Given any kind of software toy, people on Twitter will find ways to abuse it and make it look ridiculous. The popular new website Tweet Mashup is no exception. It scans two Twitter accounts to produce weird, hybrid tweets that sound like neither or both of the parents. Inevitably, the most popular use for it seems to be mashing up various accounts with @realdonaldtrump.
Or with Dril, the prototypical Weird Twitter account:
But the best play is to put the two of them together:
It’s amazing how well this works. Would it be surprising for Dril or Trump to tweet any of these things? Not… really. In fact, New York magazine’s Select All pointed out back in May how unintentionally Dril-esque some of Trump’s tweets have been.
Tweet Mashup arrives just in time for this year’s Shit Account Tournament, a vote to determine the worst account on Twitter. Could some mutant combination of the terrible contenders actually be more annoying or offensive than the actual accounts? Guess we’ll find out on Dec. 1, when the Shit Account bracket is released.
Meanwhile, you can just use Tweet Mashup to slam together incongruous celebrities or make unlikely pairings of your friends. It’ll be hard to beat Donald Trump x Dril, but any two sufficiently mismatched personalities should give you a funny result.
Jay Hathaway is a former senior writer who specialized in internet memes and weird online culture. He previously served as the Daily Dot’s news editor, was a staff writer at Gawker, and edited the classic websites Urlesque and Download Squad. His work has also appeared on nymag.com, suicidegirls.com, and the Morning News.