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January 26, 2009 7:45 PM   Subscribe

Now even your plants can twitter you. Awesome!
posted by miss lynnster (34 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

 
Twitter? Why would I want them to twitter? It's bad enough that my plants scream obscenities at me every time I turn my back. Plus I think they're moving my stuff around when I'm not home.

What? Don't everyone's plants do those things?
posted by If only I had a penguin... at 7:56 PM on January 26, 2009 [4 favorites]


Am I the only one on this planet who doesn't give a flying shit about Twitter?
posted by autodidact at 7:57 PM on January 26, 2009 [10 favorites]


Very inventive use of twitter. I think I like it more in theory than practice.
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome at 7:59 PM on January 26, 2009


99 bucks each? No thanks.
posted by special-k at 8:05 PM on January 26, 2009


Am I the only one on this planet who doesn't give a flying shit about Twitter?

No. You care enough to take time out to make sure we all know you don't care about Twitter when its obvious you do, because you care enough to take time out to make sure we all know you don't care about Twitter when its obvious you do, because you care enough to take time out to make sure we all know you don't care about Twitter when its obvious you do, because you care enough to take time out to make sure we all know you don't care about Twitter when its obvious you do, because you care enough to take time out to make sure we all know you don't care about Twitter when its obvious you do, because you care enough to take time out to make sure we all know you don't care about Twitter when its obvious you do, because you care enough to take time out to make sure we all know you don't care about Twitter when its obvious you do, because you care enough to take time out to make sure we all know you don't care about Twitter when its obvious you do, because you...
posted by sourwookie at 8:06 PM on January 26, 2009 [5 favorites]


URGENT! Water me! 1:53 PM Jun 26th, 2008 from web
Water me please. 1:52 PM Jun 26th, 2008 from web
Thank you for watering me! 12:35 PM Jun 26th, 2008 from web
Water me please. 12:34 PM Jun 26th, 2008 from web
As I sink my roots into Gaia's loamy embrace, I join the dance of the Web of Life. I feel the pulse of the Earth in the endless harmony of the Green. 11:53 AM Jun 26th, 2008 from web
URGENT! Water me! 9:29 AM Jun 26th, 2008 from web
posted by MrBadExample at 8:15 PM on January 26, 2009 [22 favorites]


Oh screw this unimaginative nonsense. Crossbreed it with the kickbee and put it on the ivy outside your friend's house this spring.

Taking over ground level window. 2:12 PM March 15th, 2008 from web.
Snuck a shoot in under the screen. 7:53 PM April 26th, 2008 from web.
Up by bedroom window now - #eathousesalive. 7:53 PM July 26th, 2008 from web.
I can almost reach her head! #humansnext 1:53 PM Aug 26th, 2008 from web.
posted by cashman at 8:19 PM on January 26, 2009 [1 favorite]


[insert 43 more trite, knee-jerk anti-Twitter comments here]
posted by drjimmy11 at 8:23 PM on January 26, 2009 [1 favorite]


In Soviet Russia, plant Twitters you!

You know a product isn't good when even the Soviet Russia joke can't save its premise.
posted by Chan at 8:24 PM on January 26, 2009 [1 favorite]


You care enough to take time out to make sure we all know you don't care about Twitter.

Yeah. And that chick at the bar who took the time to tell me I looked like a cross between Charles Manson and Shaggy from Scooby Doo, except way uglier?

She's totally into me, man.
posted by rokusan at 8:34 PM on January 26, 2009


isn't overwater one word?
posted by jessamyn at 8:34 PM on January 26, 2009


Wasn't there one of these that worked by SMS a few years back?
posted by rokusan at 8:34 PM on January 26, 2009


Hey, I'm not on twitter myself, and unless it's a big plant it's obviously cheaper to replace it than buy this. But I still thought it was a clever way to apply modern technology towards solving a common problem. Thus, you luddite hipster, plant-murdering haters may suck it. :)
posted by miss lynnster at 8:38 PM on January 26, 2009


Well, with this kind of technology on the march, I'm looking forward to stuff like:
Thank you for putting me down. 9:03 PM Jun 11th, 2010 from roach
I just went under the sink. 9:56 PM Jun 11th, 2010 from roach
You left out some pizza. This is good. 10:32 PM Jun 11th, 2010 from roach
I am entering a sticky cardboard box. 10:41 PM Jun 11th, 2010 from roach
Help, I am stuck. 11:08 PM Jun 11th, 2010 from roach
posted by crapmatic at 8:46 PM on January 26, 2009 [5 favorites]


If an old man puts these in his lawn, all of existence shall surely be doomed.
posted by stavrogin at 9:02 PM on January 26, 2009 [1 favorite]


isn't overwater one word?

Merriam-Webster says yes. YDMV.
posted by Caduceus at 9:56 PM on January 26, 2009


These 'plants' read suspiciously like Scoble.
posted by mazola at 10:44 PM on January 26, 2009


Well, with this kind of technology on the march, I'm looking forward to stuff like:
Thank you for putting me down. 9:03 PM Jun 11th, 2010 from roach


I wouldn't mind a twitter-enabled mouse trap that kept score.
posted by bradbane at 1:07 AM on January 27, 2009


Twitter doesn't give a flying fuck about you, either, old man. By the way, your reading glasses are on top of your head.
posted by chuckdarwin at 1:53 AM on January 27, 2009


Like having a Tamagotchi, except things actually die.
posted by Ella Fynoe at 4:01 AM on January 27, 2009 [2 favorites]


I'm sure Twitter can use this as a basis to help others express their discontent.
posted by gman at 4:32 AM on January 27, 2009


Dude, there have been plants twittering me for over twenty years now, where have you been? puff puff pass, dude...
posted by not_on_display at 4:46 AM on January 27, 2009


Thank you for putting me down. 9:03 PM Jun 11th, 2010 from roach

Cockroaches have been leaving messages for quite some time now. I would be willing to bet Archy would enjoy jumping on computer keys, but probably not be so keen on Twitter's character limit.
posted by Spatch at 5:25 AM on January 27, 2009 [1 favorite]


Anthropomorphism! This is life-changing. I want to put it on everything. Like my overcrowded train this morning.

Hey! It's nice to be popular. I do wish people would smile a bit more. 8:11 AM Jan 27th, 2009 from swt_commute
There's something stuck in my doors. Mmmm, tastes like handbag. 8:12 AM Jan 27th, 2009 from swt_commute
A lovely meadow. I always like to stop and smell the flowers, it's good for the soul. 8:15 AM Jan 27th, 2009 from swt_commute
Feeling a bit full. Going to have a nap for a bit. 8:21 AM Jan 27th, 2009 from swt_commute
HAHAHAHAHA STOP POKING MY DOOR BUTTONS IT TICKLES 9:02 AM Jan 27, 2009 from swt_commute
posted by randomination at 5:31 AM on January 27, 2009 [6 favorites]


I think this is very neat. PLANTS are sending messages to the internet! I mean, come on. Be jaded and hate Twitter if you want but this is a cool idea. And I wouldn't mind knowing what's going on in my hateful African Violet's head. "I hate this place and I hate you. I'm thirsty. Give me some humidity. That's too much, you idiot! Now I shall refuse to bloom for another two years. What color are my flowers? Pink? Purple? White? You'll never know, filthy human swine!"
posted by lysistrata at 5:43 AM on January 27, 2009 [4 favorites]


I think the plant and the train have more interesting lives than most humans on Twitter.
posted by cobaltnine at 5:44 AM on January 27, 2009 [2 favorites]


more proof that all human technology and ambition eventually leads to Pee Wee's Playhouse.
posted by The Whelk at 6:00 AM on January 27, 2009 [1 favorite]


I don't need them to Twitter, I just put googly eyes on them. So we can make eye contact. And then I know where we stand.
posted by six-or-six-thirty at 7:24 AM on January 27, 2009


Well, I think it's neat, if only because I think microcontroller-based Internet appliances interfacing with Web 2.0 APIs for extremely specific purposes are neat (I've been tooling around with trying to make a Flickr digital photo frame myself). I'd like to see the code. What hardware is it using? Looks like an Atmega8 or similar, does anyone recognize the Ethernet interface thingy?
posted by DecemberBoy at 7:25 AM on January 27, 2009


BotaniCalls parts list & source code. Enjoy.
posted by scalefree at 8:30 AM on January 27, 2009


Quoth my colleague: On the internet, no one knows you're a ficus.
posted by Songdog at 11:23 AM on January 27, 2009


I scanned this as "now even your pants can twitter you" and thought, surely there must be "more inside."
posted by cairnish at 11:37 AM on January 27, 2009


Can I set one of these up for my cat?
posted by munyeca at 11:51 AM on January 27, 2009


Can I set one of these up for my cat?

Feed me 8:11 AM Jan 27th, 2009 from cat
Feed me 8:12 AM Jan 27th, 2009 from cat
Water me please 8:12 AM Jan 27, 2009 from magnolias
FEED ME, BITCH 8:15 AM Jan 27th, 2009 from cat
What took you so long? 8:17 AM Jan 27, 2009 from cat
I pissed on your magnolias 10:33 AM Jan 27, 2009 from cat
You over watered me 10:34 AM Jan 27, 2009 from magnolias
Feed me 10:35 AM Jan 27th, 2009 from cat
posted by shii at 5:47 PM on January 27, 2009 [4 favorites]


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