A modified tweet is a tweet that has been reposted but modified in some way. The text may be shortened, link(s) removed, or even altered slightly for humorous effect. The text "MT" is commonly prefixed to indicate the tweet is a modified tweet.
- Original tweet: https://twitter.com/mashable/status/478705467888517121
- Modified tweet for humor: https://twitter.com/gRegorLove/status/478706686027239424
- The context for this is the popular joke that “anything you search on WebMD comes back with ‘It's probably cancer!’”