Twitter, the micro blogging site that has definitely done its fair bit to help our generation communicate more efficiently in 140 characters or less, has jumped aboard the drone bandwagon by unveiling a new Twitter account that is connected to a quadcopter drone. This particular drone first took off to the skies, capturing photos at the Canne Lions festival as part of its official test run. The Vine snapshots were then uploaded for all and sundry to see, and fret not, there were no unsuspected nipple slips of guests to be seen.
Would you call these Vine shots as “dronies”? Basically, “dronies” happen to be an amalgamation of “drone” and “selfie”, where it was thought up of by Photojojo founder Amit Gupta. The official Twitter account for such snapshots has been called @dronie, so I guess that more or less puts any potential argument to bed.
— Dronie (@dronie) June 15, 2014
The @dronie account was opened with a Vine that starred Sir Patrick Stewart alongside Twitter VP of global brand strategy Joel Lunenfeld, where both of them waved at the camera as it made its way across the sky. The feed has since been populated with various images that zoomed away from folks of note, and it remains to be seen whether this quadcopter drone is going to make an appearance in future red carpet and black tie events. At least this is not a drone made out of chocolate!