Plants Can Use Twitter to Talk to Owners

A few weeks ago I reviewed the social networking phenomenon, Twitter. A few days ago I saw a story about plants using cell phones and Twitter to communicate their needs. According to EcoFriend, “a group called Botanicalls has come up with a method to monitor your plants remotely, then be Twittered when they need some water. It can send out a Twitter alert when it’s thirsty and also detect when it’s been over- or under-watered… It uses an Arduino electronics board connected to a notebook, and some soil moisture probes crafted from a couple of galvanized nails.”

I think this is cool as long as my plants don’t start prank calling me…


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