The British Twitter, from 1935 | The Daily Dust delivering the best bric a brac, daily news and events with a British flavour


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.

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