Lazy blogger's guide to using Twitter to control your light switch

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Control Lights with Twitter from Justin Wickett on Vimeo
Our office is fairly obsessed with Twitter, which reminds me of…oh, when we were last obsessed with Twitter, a year ago. It seems to be the one social-networking site that pulls people back after vowing never to return to that Twitter-town again.

I think I’m not the only one who would readily admit to wanting the skills and know-how to set up this home automation service, like Justin Wickett here. Using an INSTEON switch and a computer, whenever he tweets a specific command from his mobile, the PC turns the light on and off. Perfect for lazy bloggers who just can’t be arsed walking five metres to the light-switch, and for safety-freaks who want the illusion of someone being in their house when they’re out.

(via Gizmodo)

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Katherine Hannaford