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I wrote my first riddle.

Twelve smooth pebbles sit facing the sky,

With one large roof, keeping them dry.

Listens and speaks at the same time,

Knows every secret, both yours and mine.

Used by billions, invented by two,

Older than most, but wiser than few.

What is it?

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    $\begingroup$ A title something like "Twelve smooth pebbles" might be better. The current title is vague and indistinguishable. $\endgroup$ – Set Big O Dec 4 '14 at 16:10
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It's a...

telephone

Twelve smooth pebbles sit facing the sky,

it has 12 keys (including * and #)

With one large roof, keeping them dry.

(not sure) the plastic between keys themselves?

Listens and speaks at the same time, Knows every secret, both yours and mine.

You can both talk and listen

Used by billions, invented by two,

Many people have telephones, but it was invented by Meucci and/or Graham Bell

Older than most, but wiser than few.

Everyone alive now was born after it was invented and it is not wise because it only transports voice, it's doesn't know anything

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    $\begingroup$ Not everyone has one, but other than this you're probably right! [\pedant] $\endgroup$ – Rand al'Thor Dec 4 '14 at 16:20
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    $\begingroup$ @randal'thor doesnt have to be used by everyone? just billions. $\endgroup$ – Oblongamous Dec 4 '14 at 16:21
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    $\begingroup$ Let's say that, on average, everyone has one :D $\endgroup$ – Andrea Gottardi Dec 4 '14 at 16:23
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    $\begingroup$ @Oblongamous - Andrea said 'everyone' under one of the spoilertags, but has now changed it :-) $\endgroup$ – Rand al'Thor Dec 4 '14 at 16:29
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    $\begingroup$ I was thinking a flip (clamshell) phone -- definitely older than "most" since the patent for it goes back to the 70s, and fits well with the roof clue. Arguable if it's been used by billions, but I wouldn't be surprised. $\endgroup$ – reo katoa Dec 4 '14 at 20:50

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