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This article was published on May 20, 2008


Control your offline world with Twitter!

Control your offline world with Twitter!
Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten
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Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten

CEO and co-founder, TNW

Boris is a serial entrepreneur who founded not only TNW, but also V3 Redirect Services (sold), HubHop Wireless Internet Provider (sold), and Boris is a serial entrepreneur who founded not only TNW, but also V3 Redirect Services (sold), HubHop Wireless Internet Provider (sold), and pr.co. Boris is very active on Twitter as @Boris and Instagram: @Boris.

Yesterday I posted a video of Allen Stern from Centernetworks singing a Twitter Ballad titled “Twitter Come Back“. In my opinion stuff like that, silly as it looks, is proof of customer loyalty that most people can only dream about. Only companies like Apple can count on such loyal and creative devotees.

Today I present you a video by Justin Wickett who built a system to control his house’s electrical system. His words:

My goal was to turn lights on and off via cell phone text messaging. Using Bob Paauwe’s iLink INSTEON software as well as Twitter, I was able to network my cell phone with my house’s electrical system. The goal is to implement this on a larger scale at the Duke University Smart Home

The result:

Original here: Control Lights with Twitter on Vimeo. If you want to talk to Justin directly why don’t you connect with him at Twitter.com/jwickett. Just don’t direct message him “lights off bedroom”.