Wednesday, February 17, 2010

This isn’t Your Father’s Twitter

What does man’s best friend, popcorn making robot, and a tree have in common? They’re all using Twitter in ways we’ve never would have imagined.

Mattel, Inc. is getting ready to release Puppy Tweets, a sound and motion sensor that will randomly generate 500 canned tweets on Twitter. If the device detects your pouch barking or moving then expect a message from your favorite four-legged friend.
Click Here for the entire article.

Dave Britt and Justin Goeres have created a popcorn-making robot that pops a new batch whenever somebody mentions #popcorn on Twitter. I just cooked my first bag of popcorn or at least I think I did by posting a message on Twitter. Now if only there was a way to get extra butter on that popcorn.
Click Here for the entire article as well as a video that shows the robot.

At the 2010 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Ericsson introduced a Twittering Tree. The tree senses changes in the electromagnetic field as people pass it and reflects its mood directly to its Twitter account. One of the differences between the talking tree and Puppy Tweets is the tweets are not random. If you move away from it the tree will express loneliness. I’m wondering what the tree would tweet on pruning day?
Click Here for the entire article as well as a video that shows the tree.

Until next week Twitter and out…

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