Tweephone: The Retro-iest Rotary Tweeting Machine
This “World’s first analog tweet client” will finally let you make your tweets with an old-fashioned rotary phone.
Tweephone is a joint project between the Unteleported tech agency and the UP Digital Bureau, which is celebrating its one-year anniversary. The pair of companies decided to repurpose a rotary phone to make tweets as a geeky, challenging, and oh-so-charming idea.
Making a tweet on the Tweephone works on the same principle as making a text on an old cellphone. If you remember in the ye-olde-tyme of 10 years ago (you know, before touchscreens), most phones used the T9 text input system where you would press the same number multiple times to get the character you wanted--for example, use the 2 key for for abc, 7 for pqrs, or 1 for every symbol under the sun.
To make a tweet all, you have to do is pick up the receiver, give the dial a whirl, and hang up; the tweets are published to the Tweephone’s personal Twitter account. Of course, that 140-character tweet might just take a few minutes longer to actually input.
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