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I have hands all over me
First I used balls, now I can see
Tied or not, I have no free will
Moving, moving, that's the key.

What am I?

Hope you enjoy this riddle.

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    $\begingroup$ there is a sign of this being a dirty riddle too..... $\endgroup$ – wrangler Jul 27 '16 at 10:43
  • $\begingroup$ @wrangles how so? $\endgroup$ – lois6b Jul 27 '16 at 10:45
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    $\begingroup$ @lois6b: In so, so, so many ways. $\endgroup$ – Lightness Races with Monica Jul 27 '16 at 11:35
  • $\begingroup$ i can understand why you say so but... it was not my intention lol $\endgroup$ – lois6b Jul 27 '16 at 12:08
  • $\begingroup$ It can certainly be totally innocuous, but if you have that kind of mind, this can also sound like some sort of softcore beat (heh) poetry. That being said, I like it. Good job. :) $\endgroup$ – feelinferrety Jul 27 '16 at 20:10
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Is the answer:

A computer mouse?

I have hands all over me:

People use their hands to control the mouse

First I used balls, now I can see

Mouses used to have a small ball, but now they have optical sensors

Tied or not, I have no free will

Whether the mouse is wireless or not, it still can't do anything by itself

Moving, moving, that's the key

You use the mouse to move your cursor (and click and scroll, of course...)

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    $\begingroup$ yes , it is correct.. ouch. as my first riddle, i 'll try to improve. $\endgroup$ – lois6b Jul 27 '16 at 10:34
  • $\begingroup$ How intelligent ! $\endgroup$ – Tyto alba Nov 8 '16 at 15:42
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Are you

a clock?

I have hands all over me

there is an hour hand, a minute hand, and a second hand over the clock face.

First I used balls, now I can see

I was thinking of clocks with pendulums (swinging round weights) for the 'balls'. As for being able to see - that might mean the eyes of a cuckoo clock (or other animal or face-themed clock with eyes). It might mean the digital clocks, like those used in phones, which can synchronize to a standardized clock (ie, "see" the correct time), or an atomic clock which can "see" and measure time with the natural resonance frequency of cesium.

Tied or not, I have no free will

it's a common trope to be tied to the clock, that time is beyond our control and ticks away regardless. On the other hand, clocks themselves can only tell time, not change what is happening or even when it happens. It might refer to a self-winding clock, which can swing its own gears to wind the spring, but has no free will to change its time or measurement. Or it is possibly referring to tide clocks, which are clocks which track the sea tides.

Moving, moving, that's the key.

My first thought was a pocket-watch, which needed to be wound (via a key fob) in order to keep moving. However, it might just as easily refer to the use of any kind of clock key or the constant motion of the watch hands.

You are a

clock

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  • $\begingroup$ Ehmmmmm the correct answer was already said. Thanks for trying tho $\endgroup$ – lois6b Jul 28 '16 at 14:03
  • $\begingroup$ @lois6b - Ah, I saw there was another answer, but hadn't seen the comment confirming it as correct. Sorry. it was fun to puzzle through, though. $\endgroup$ – Megha Jul 28 '16 at 21:28
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For the lols

A stripper

I have hands all over me

Client's hands

First I used balls, now I can see

Client's balls...or chinese, doesn't really fit with the 'now I can see' tho

Tied or not, I have no free will

They are often tied, but even if they are not, they always have to satisfy someone's wishes

Moving, moving, that's the key.

Never stop dancing, that's their job

PS: No machismo

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