Turn Room Lights On and Off with Twitter! [Videos]

You can turn your room lights on and off remotely by sending a text message from your mobile phone to Twitter! if you thought Twitter was only a Microblogging platform, think again.

Justin used Bob Paauwe’s iLink INSTEON software and Twitter to network his cell phone with his house’s electrical system with the goal to implement this on a larger scale at the Duke University Smart Home. And it worked!

Twitter can be used for strange tasks like watering plants and of course for simpler tasks like following us.