Tuesday, 23 June 2009

The Twittering Monkey! Follow Jimmy the Monkey and see if he can type your name

Jimmy the Monkey is the world's first Twittering monkey!

A group of Portuguese 'scientists' have connected Jimmy the Monkey to Twitter. Working on the principle that a monkey hitting keys at a typewriter for an infinite amount of time will 'almost certainly type a given text', the macacodasorte experiment has connected Jimmy the monkey to Twitter to test the theory.

Monkey Typewriter keyboard
Random Monkey typing
The Monkey typing theory

Jimmy the Monkey tweets the things he types and the www.macacodasorte.com site has a webcam feed of Jimmy the monkey with a countdown predicting when he will next tweet.

There is also the opportunity to see the odds of Jimmy the Monkey tweeting your name - suggesting some sort of Portuguese lottery tie in?

Jimmy the Twitter MonkeyJimmy The First Monkey on Twitter

Follow Jimmy The Monkey on Twitter at @macacodasorte. Jimmy has only tweeted rubbish to date, but who knows!

Jimmy The Monkey's Tweeting so far

(Though there is no disclaimer (that I can see) stating that this is not causing suffering or upsetting Jimmy?)

Hat tip: Right Brain, Left Brain

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