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The Twoddler: Twitter For Babies

The Twoddler: A Bit Much, Don't You Think?

Answering Twitter's new question; "What's happening?" could lead to enough answers on its own, but now a team in Belgium has developed a way for babies to use Twitter. The Twoddler is just a prototype for now, but it combines a popular kids' crib toy with the social networking service. When the baby performs different actions, they're recorded via Twitter.

The team added photos of the babies' parents to the basic toy, and sent data to Twitter based on what the child is doing. For instance, if the baby plays with the part of the toy close to his mother's face, sensors post a tweet to the effect of, "I miss my mommy." On one hand, it's a different way for parents to keep up with what their children are doing; on the other, it introduces the phenomenon of social networking at a much younger age than most parents would be comfortable with. Not to mention 85 percent of you supported an age restriction on social networks. I'm guessing you'd also agree that if you still sleep in a crib and wear diapers, you're too young to tweet. I'd say maybe best to stick with baby sign language for the basics.

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