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"Flutter: The New Twitter"

Mike Musgrove

Tired of reading all those long, time-consuming Twitter entries?

Just a little late for April Fools Day comes this YouTube-posted spoof documentary about a fictional "nanoblogging" site called Flutter. Where Twitter lets users ramble on for an entire 140 characters, Fluttter's site keeps things short and simple, at a tidy 26 characters.

The (again, fictional) site even has a product in the works designed to help users keep in touch with their friends while on the go: FlutterEye, a pair of normal-looking eyeglasses designed to keep you in the loop when your friends put on a pair of socks or visits the restroom at Starbucks.

Check out the video here.

Full disclosure: The video was produced by Slate, which is owned by the Washington Post's parent company -- though I personally came across this video only after seeing a few Twitter posts about it today.


By Mike Musgrove  |  April 6, 2009; 2:30 PM ET  | Category:  Mike Musgrove
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Flutter's been out for less than a day and its already got competition.... pls RT...

Regards, Ron Callari

Posted by: roncallari | April 6, 2009 6:48 PM

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