July 20, 2024
Desperate teen tweets from wifi-enabled fridge when her mother takes phone away
A recent Twitter update included a feature where users can see what device was used to send a particular tweet.
A recent Twitter update included a feature where users can see what device was used to send a particular tweet.

After getting her phone taken away by her mother, a 15-year-old Twitter user used her wifi-connected refrigerator to fire off one last tweet to her followers.

On Aug. 4, a user who runs an Ariana Grande fan account under the name “Dorothy” tweeted that her mother had taken away her phone and this was “goodbye”. But the tweet gained attention when users noticed the tweet was sent through a Nintendo 3DS game console’s image sharing feature.

Dorothy told New York Mag that her mother had taken away her electronics when she became distracted on YouTube while boiling rice and the “stove burst into flames.”

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A recent Twitter update included a feature where users can see what device was used to send a particular tweet. Typically, most tweets would indicate they were sent from an Apple device, an Android device, or through a web browser. But Twitter says this can also include third-parties who can access Twitter through other applications.

Just over 10 minutes after the first tweet, the account tweeted again, supposedly written by Dorothy’s mother, claiming that she had discovered her daughter was tweeting from the Nintendo device and the entire account would be deleted.

It clearly was not — Dorothy told NY Mag her mother “isn’t good with tech” and couldn’t figure out how to delete the account.

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