You see, all the best ideas were stolen from us!
Hats of to URLesque for finding this one – it’s an precursor to Twitter.
The “Robot messenger Display” from 1935 allowed people to leave a message on the board, which would stay visible for a minimum of two hours, for others to see, read and reply to .
One difference between this and Twitter though is the inventors knew how to monetise the connecting technology – it cost “a small sum” to post a note to the Notificator. Smart move, perhaps we should tell the boys in San Francisco of this valuable financial weapon?
More at URLesque.