Some random tweet is blowing up because it was apparently sent from an LG smart fridge
Sent from my Deer Park water bottle.
A tweet went viral last week from an unusual source – a refrigerator. See, this teen supposedly side-stepped her mom taking away all her other devices by tweeting from an LG Smart Refrigerator. Pretty nifty, assuming she actually did send it from the fridge.
According to LG, the fridge could be used to tweet – but only from the web browser, which would say “Twitter Web Client” as the tag showing which source the tweet came from.
This teen supposedly got around having her devices confiscated by tweeting from her fridge
Crafty use of technology or internet hoax gone viral? You decide, but the other tweets she sent after her mom took her phone privileges away seem legit. First up was her Nintendo 3DS, where she wrote the tweet in a note-taking app, then used Nintendo‘s ingame sharing function to edit a tweet that should have been to do with Animal Crossing: New Leaf.
The mother found out about this flagrant, if clever, sidestep and took away the 3DS as well. Not to be dissuaded, the teen then tweeted from her WiiU, in a convoluted chain that included writing the note in Minecraft, screenshotting that, and then tweeting the screenshot. Someone give this girl a hacking job.
- Other tweets after her phone was confiscated by her mother were labeled as coming from her Nintendo Wii U, and her Nintendo 3DS
- #FreeDorothy was trending like mad on Twitter, even getting support from @Twitter itself
- BuzzFeed News showed that the tweet source could be falsified, casting doubt on the whole chain of events. The teen called them out for being “rude” skeptics
Even if the sources of the tweets were doctored, this is still a pretty impressive feat. Getting anything trending on Twitter is part alchemy, part science, with a dollop of luck. She’s got a long career ahead of herself in marketing if that’s the route she decides to take.
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