Twitter Wants To Build A Drone You Will Control

by • December 23, 2015 • TwitterComments Off on Twitter Wants To Build A Drone You Will Control3090

Forget selfie sticks. Twitter is filing a patent for an unmanned aerial vehicle (a UAV, known as a drone) that can be controlled by users of the social network. Selfies are about to change forever, right?

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Drone frenzy has claimed another victim. Twitter might be late on board the drone trend, but it seems like the company is now set to build its own machines.

The patent, filed in the US, is for a UAV with on-board camera and microphone which will be capable of capturing both images and video, and send them directly on to the Twitter feed. But the big news is that Twitter plans to open up control of the drone to its users. A set of commands will be released, for users to insert into tweets and take control of the drone.

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When asked by CNBC why Twitter was interested in drone technology, a spokesperson answered:

Two words: Drone selfies.

Although it may seem crazy at first, building a “selfie drone” might make sense for Twitter. Ever since it acquired Periscope, Twitter has its hands on a live coverage media platform and I can really see how a drone controlled by users would make this very powerful.

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Now let’s wait and see. Will Twitter actually go ahead and build the first “democratically” controlled social media drone? And if it does, how would users compete to get access over one another?

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