01/05/2009 05:12 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Using Twitter To Remote Control Your Home's Lights

Twitter is starting to develop as a platform for practical green living. You can stream green tips from Max Gladwell, monitor your energy consumption, heck - you can even follow TreeHugger!

And now, you can even turn your lights on or off from your Twitter stream! All that is needed to get this to work is an Insteon switch that you wire to a computer with internet access. Then use your cell phone to text Twitter and tell it what light you want it to switch on or off. Easy peasy!
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