There is a famous African proverb that says it takes a village to raise a child — well apparently the same thing can be said for what it takes for Larry King to tweet. The 81-year-old radio and TV host revealed his amazingly complicated old school Rube Goldberg process for sharing his “140 characters or less” thoughts with his more than 2.5 million Twitter followers in a new Washington Post article:
When Larry King wants to tweet, he doesn’t log onto the Internet. He pops open the flip phone stored in the shirt pocket between his suspender straps and calls the number for a voicemail set up specifically for this purpose. Then he dictates a thought that will be picked up by an assistant and transcribed onto his @KingsThings Twitter account. And nearly 2.6 million followers are there to receive it.
Each cog in Larry King’s elaborate Twitter machine gets used often. “I Twitter everyday,” he says.
And here’s the end result of all this hard work by so many people and devices:
For more retro-tech Larry King thoughts, be sure to follow him on Twitter @kingsthings!