Twitter's Working on a 'Democratic Drone' to Take Users' Selfies

By Aatif Sulleyman on at

It’s a little unexpected, but Twitter’s reportedly been granted a patent for an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), which will apparently be used for one sole purpose: selfies. It’s believed that Twitter’s working on a camera-equipped drone -- yes, I’m calling it a drone -- capable of capturing pictures and videos, and sharing them on the micro-blogging site.

The company’s patent application says the flying contraption can be controlled “through democratic means,” which sounds more than a bit chaotic to me. We’re assuming that ordinary Twitter folk will be able to determine where it goes and what it does through updates, retweets and likes.

The company desperately needs to start making money and, like Hansel, drones and selfies are so hot right now. We just hope Twitter's drone looks like the blue bird above. [CNBC]


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