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Social media has become so easy, even a toddler can use it.

Can’t get enough of Twitter? Belgian researchers have come up with a way to get your toddlers hooked, too. Meet Twoddler, a prototype activity centre guaranteed to make your kid tech saavy.

The brilliant thing about Twoddler is that your kid doesn’t need to be a child prodigy to use it. The activity center, jazzed up with attractive playthings, sends texts to a Twitter account based on how the child interacts with it. For example, pressing a picture of Daddy will submit a tweet saying something like “Daniel loves his daddy.”

Toddlers can also communicate with other toddlers via Twoddlers by pressing certain lights or buttons. See? There’s no need to take precious time out to teach your child how to speak, it simply isn’t needed.

Other people, however, are concerned that such a gadget will make kids more “socially inept.” Watch the video, and judge for yourself.

Twoddler: Twittering Toddlers from Bart Swennen on Vimeo.


What do you think? Brilliant new toy, or total waste of time?

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