Twitter Sets Up Photo Booth-Style Office Cam Complete With Its Own Handle


By all accounts, a job at one of the major tech or social giants is to be envied. With atmospheres focused on camaraderie and innovation, you would expect that working for Google or Twitter would be pretty fun — and now Twitter has the office cam to prove it.

Put together by Mo Kudeki (an International Engineer at Twitter) as part of one of the company’s quarterly hackweeks, the camera is set up in an oversized bird house at Twitter’s new San Francisco office where it takes pictures of willing visitors and employees.

Of course, it wouldn’t be a Twitter camera if it didn’t have a Twitter. So in true blue bird fashion, whenever somebody poses for a photo in the office, the camera automatically sends out a tweet to @Twistor, its very own handle.

Here are a few sample pictures taken by the Twistor cam (click to see the original tweet):






A few minutes browsing @Twistor will reveal that there are a few standard tweets the system doles out, including “Twish you were here!” and “Hey, it’s me at the @TWOffice.” Subjects stand in front of the camera, strike their best post and (we assume) provide their own Twitter handles if they want them to be included in the resulting tweet.

To check out the account and get a serious case of workplace envy, visit @Twistor by clicking here.

(via TechCrunch)

  • Antonio Carrasco

    Next maybe he can write a program to make those photos not blurry!

  • Aleksandar Aleksić


  • lidocaineus

    I work for a giant tech company. It’s not THAT enviable – most modern companies (tech or not) are just like this.

  • Renato Murakami

    Let me say just this one thing: Very appropriate.
    You interpret that however you want to.

  • Tiffany Smith

    i’m a photographer for Titan (an out of home advertising sales company) we sell ad space on the side of the phone kiosks through out NYC and the 4 other boroughs and we actually have one of the phone kiosks in our office. So, for our holiday party I mounted my iPad to the back of the door so we could take photobooth photos in our (holiday decorated) phone kiosk for our clients. (scroll to the bottom)
    photobooths always prove to be a crowd pleaser!

  • Kay O. Sweaver

    Based on what I’ve heard from my tech friends these giants may look fun and cuddly, but they work you until your fingers bleed, then replace you with the next fresh crop of gullible graduates.