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Brief Published: 14 Jun 2012

Tasty Tweets

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Konstantinos Frantzis, Kat Zorina and Ruben van der Vleuten – three students from the Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design (CIID) in Denmark – are representing Twitter trends in the form of fruity smoothies.

Using Twitter’s application programming interface (API), the trio are able to gather mentions of the following words: blueberry, apple, carrot and pineapple. The Tasty Tweets machine then creates a smoothie based on the proportions of the tweeted fruit flavours. The data is displayed on-screen, which allows users to see and taste the history of trending fruit. Because Twitter changes so quickly, no two smoothies are alike.

Although Tasty Tweets is still in the working prototype phase, the concept holds interesting potential for food and beverage brands to serve tweet-trended treats in the future.

Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design

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