Verizon's Twittering Teddy Reads Tweets

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So if you're Verizon FiOS, what do you do to take advantage of the tools that have made media social? You create Twittering Teddy, of course. Twittering Teddy, cobbled together by My Home 2.0 Techno-Gurus, is an animatronic teddy bear that speaks people's Twitter streams through a live Ustream feed. You can friend Teddy on Twitter and here him speak your tweets as well as the tweets of your friends.

For two weeks, Teddy will be on the Ustream feed and people can chat with him there as well as through Twitter. One of the Teddy's will be auctioned on eBay with proceeds going to the Homeless Children's Education Fund. Somehow, Verizon benefits from all of this.

My Home 2.0 even has instructions on how to build your own Twittering Teddy, hok him up to your PC via Bluetooth, sit back and listen to him read off your tweets and the tweets of those you are following. And that's not likely to get some pretty strange looks?

So there you have it. Use of social media aat its finest.

by Steve Hall    Jun-17-08   Click to Comment   
Topic: Social   

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That's really cool! But I wonder if I'd be scared if it start to speak in the middle of the night!
Anyway, it's a cool idea and a nice way to show one of the virtually unlimited possibilities of social media.

Matheus
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Posted by: Matheus on June 17, 2008 11:30 AM

Hey Steve, I'm part of the team working on Twittering Teddy and I just wanted to stop by and thank you for the link.

Quick update: the charity auction for Teddy is now live on eBay:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=280236367728

Cheers.

Posted by: Steve Coulson on June 20, 2008 2:29 PM







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