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Giving Twitter Back to the Birds

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Enough with this obsessive, quick-update nonsense, said staff members of Ir, a Lativian weekly magazine this past winter when they decided to give Twitter back to the creatures who gave it a name.

Birds on Twitter is an ongoing experiment every winter in Sarnate, Latvia, where a layer of unsalted fat is fixed to a keyboard; as the birds eat, they send messages via their Twitter account, @hungry_birds.

You can watch streaming and recorded videos on the Birds on Twitter website and follow them here, because really, the birds just might type the most insightful 140 characters you read all day

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