Mom confiscates phone, teen tweets from smart fridge

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14 Aug 2019

Teen tweets from smart fridge after mother takes away phone

Just as technology continues to evolve, kids keep coming up with new and innovative ideas to use them for their benefit.

A few months back, a report revealed how students use Google Docs to chat, and now, in another weird case, a teenager has used the smart fridge in her home to dodge the tech ban imposed by her mother.

Here's all about it.

Issue

Dorothy's electronics were taken away

The 15-year-old who goes by the name of Dorothy on Twitter and shares Ariana Grande-related tweets was recently punished by her mother for not paying attention while cooking and almost starting a fire.

She took away all of Dorothy's electronics, effectively cutting her connection with Twitter, which the teenager said helped her pass time during summers holidays, The Guardian reported.

Alternatives

So, Dorothy started looking for tweeting alternatives

So, Dorothy started looking for tweeting alternatives

Normally, a kid would try finding hidden gadgets, but Dorothy took a different approach and came up with other ways to send out tweets.

She first used a handheld Nintendo device to inform her followers that her phone had been confiscated. But, her mother noted the tweet and took away that device.

Then, she used another tweeting solution - a Wii U gaming console.

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Smart Fridge

And, when Wii U was confiscated, she used smart fridge

Dorothy was able to send only a few tweets with Wii U before her mother apparently confiscated that too.

This led the Ariana fan to use the LG smart fridge in her home to tweet.

"I do not know if this is going to tweet I am talking to my fridge what the heck my Mom confiscated all of my electronics again," she shared.

Tweet source verified the message

The authenticity of Dorothy's 'fridge-based message' was verified with the source of the post, which mentions the name of the device used to share the post and read 'LG Smart Refrigerator' in this case. LG's website also confirmed that its fridges offer social media capabilities.

Response

Twitter joined calls to #FreeDorothy

Twitter joined calls to #FreeDorothy

The smart techniques used by Dorothy got immediate attention from Twitter users.

In fact, the microblogging site itself shared the #FreeDorothy hashtag, joining the calls to bring her back to the internet.

It remains unclear when the ban would be lifted, but the teenager recently tweeted out: "I'm trying to get my things back fast so I can thank you [her supporters] properly!"

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