The Original Social Network

MISSOULA — The phrase “tweet storm” is now a part of our vocabulary — and when it comes to politics, you might even say social media is “for the birds”.

Researchers with the University of Montana are finding real birds have been using their own social network for thousands of years; we just didn’t know what to listen for, until now.

Professor Erick Greene and his students in the Wildlife Biology Program at University of Montana are continuing a multi-year study into how birds communicate, using the latest tools to decipher not only alerts, but an amazing array of very specific messages.

Here’s the full article on KPAX

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