PERTH (Web Desk) – An Australian takeaway place is trying to win a Guinness World Record by having their mascot Betty become the first chicken to ever send a readable tweet!
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The marketing campaign is a lot like shooting in the dark – they’re letting Betty peck away randomly at a keyboard, hoping that she will accidentally tweet something meaningful by the end of October.
Perth marketing agency Marketforce came up with the idea for their client ‘Chicken Treat’, who operate over 70 franchises in Western Australia. “Betty will be tweeting away until she sends a proper five-letter word in English,” the promotional video states. “Follow her as she makes history at the Chicken Tweet Twitter page.”
However, it looks like Betty is nowhere close to producing a meaningful English word. All her tweets through the handle ‘@ChickenTreat’ are just gibberish. Twitter users are having mixed reactions, ranging from mild interest to utter disdain. “This Betty is tougher than Woodpecker lips,” an admirer tweeted.
“This chicken is making no sense!” another wrote. “Someone better correct its grammar and establish a pecking order.”
A few are amazed at her Twitter skills: “No idea what this chicken has been saying but her hashtag skills are impeccable.”
Betty is not the world’s first bird to use Twitter. In 2011, a Latvian magazine created Birds on Twitter, an account through which wild tomtits could share their thoughts with the world on the popular social network.