Twitter circa 1935


And here we thought our generation had the market on social media innovation.  It seems that in the UK around 1935, someone built the 1935 version of Twitter.  It’s called the Notificator.  I’m sure though that they’re not posting the things we’re posting, or even a #FollowFriday.  But it sure would be interesting to read some of the ‘posts’.

Head on over to BoingBoing and read the whole article:

UK Twitter, ca. 1935

Here’s a 1935 Modern Mechanix article describing a kind of proto-Twitter in London: the Notificator took messages written on strips of paper and displayed them around town on boards for at least two hours so the addressee could see it. The Notificator

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~ by Normanomicon on June 25, 2010.

 
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