A 57-year-old man from Melksham, England made Twitter history this week after posting the first tweet composed using only his eyes. Tony Niclinkson survived a massive stroke in 2005 that paralyzed his entire body, but left his brain completely intact. Niclinkson relies on a computer that tracks his eye movements to communicate. Tweeting under the handle @TonyNicklinson, Tony racked up 4,000 followers since publishing his first tweet on Wednesday.
The Channel 4 program Dispatches documented Tony’s first tweet for a feature on his life. The segment also reveals more about the tragic backstory that has put Tony in the spotlight, including his request to the British high court for permission to lawfully end his life.
Via The Guardian.
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