Who Needs Friends? Twitter with Your Plants.

Every so often a new invention comes along that makes you scratch your head and wonder how – and why – anyone came up with the idea in the first place. Whether or not Botanicalls falls into that category depends on just how serious you are about talking to your houseplants.

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Botanicalls, a service dreamed up by some folks at New York University’s Interactive Telecommunications Program, first devised a way to get your plants call you when it’s time to water them.

According to a post on WebWare, those same folks have now advanced the service to interact with your Twitter account. So, instead of calling you, the plant can now send you a Twitter post to let you when it’s thirsty. Oh, it will also send a note of thanks once you’ve given it a drink.

As long as the plant doesn’t start chatting with your Twitter friends about your plant-care habits…