As you may have heard, it is rumored that Facebook has been looking into buying the drone-maker Titan Aerospace. I can only assume that Zuckerberg whined something along the lines of, “WELL IF AMAZON IS GETTING DRONES, I WANT THEM TOO!” But hey, that’s just me.
Admittedly, it seems Facebook plans to use their powers for good, which is weird considering the guy who played Zuckerberg in “The Social Network” was just cast as Lex Luthor. Yeah, that was a bit of a stretch. I apologize. Anyways, Facebook hopes to use the drones to bring affordable Internet to the 5 billion people in the world with connectivity issues. According to TechCrunch’s source, the acquisition cost Facebook a cool $60 million.
So, what does the Twitter-verse think of Facebook’s possible drones? Well, I compiled the 10 best tweets so you can see for yourself.
Wait. Facebook drones will be different from users?
— Jim MacMillan (@JimMacMillan) March 4, 2014
Cool, nothing horrifying about an evil social network buying something that makes air robots. http://t.co/UOpRw2IRQG
— Drew Hoolhorst (@drewber) March 4, 2014
Facebook plus drones—what could possibly go wrong? http://t.co/YdyE21j7gD
— Mark Follman (@markfollman) March 4, 2014
So Google is making balloons and Facebook is making drones? Internet companies r branching out..
— Amir Mizroch (@Amirmizroch) March 4, 2014
Facebook drones will automatically click the like button on Fortune 500 advertiser “fan” pages, extending the fantasy another year or so.
— Downtown Josh Brown (@ReformedBroker) March 4, 2014
Facebook could offer mobile carriers “an implicit choice: Cut us a deal or we release the drones.” http://t.co/2DsLAhhPsE
— Christopher Mims (@mims) March 4, 2014
Facebook drones to power up internet through the skies. Did somebody say SKYNET? http://t.co/ftqedejpk4
— Raj Samuel (@Samosaone) March 4, 2014
For a small fee, FB deliver printout of your status update to your friends at their current location using Drones: http://t.co/AeoHtfIhMK
— ‘ (@cloud_borat) March 4, 2014
— Estelle Metayer (@Competia) March 4, 2014
Facebook may acquire an unmanned aerial drone company. Yes, you read that correctly: http://t.co/SNNawqvrVO
— Scott Lowe (@ScottLowe) March 4, 2014
So, what do you think of Facebook’s drones?