People ponder the point of Twitter... In future we will want to research its origin. Stanley Tang has discovered a mechanical precursor called the “Notificator” from a London mainline station of 1935, combining Twitter & Tweetdeck.
Vatican City, 1943. Surrounded by hostile forces, Mussolini flees and His Holiness Pope Pius XII, begins to conceptualise a new way to communicate in a hurry (h/t Ruth Gledhill)
1940’s San Francisco was opening its golden gates to exciting innovative communications concepts:
All was not plain sailing though. The problem of excessive volume of Tweets remained. This experiment from 1963 seems to have gone badly wrong:
You mark my words, there’s PhD’s in them thar pictures...