Teletype Machine Meets Twitter

By Deane Barker on August 2, 2011

twitter-on-a-pole Tweets on a pole: an Information Radiator for the newsroom: I always thought this would be a great idea for a newsroom.  It’s a teletype machine for the Twitter age.

We’re calling the project Information Radiator, and eventually it will encompass screens throughout the Globe’s various newsrooms. This is version one, a temporary setup on a portable pole. Six displays are grouped into pairs, with each mirroring the contents of another on the opposite side of the pole.

On top is the twitter screen, where we continuously show the most recent newsroom-staffer tweet. Nice and big so it can be viewed from far away.