Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Will Whiskas become a trending topic? Kitty Twitty lets cats stay in touch via Twitter
Daily MMail ^ | January 4, 2011 | Rob Waugh

Posted on 01/04/2012 8:42:45 AM PST by aldabra

Kitty Twitty is a cat toy that lets your cat 'stay in touch' via automatic posts on Twitter. Thankfully, all the cat has to do is swat at a hovering Twitter bird on a guitar string above the gadget - the switch inside posts the news, updating a Twitter account.

You'll need to be handy with a soldering iron to let your cat join the micro-blogging revolution, though - Kitty Twitty is a step-by-step DIY project on America's Make magazine.

Its maker, Make's director of product development Marc de Vinck, says that the technique could also be used for 'connected' cat bowls and cat flaps, to let cats 'fill out' a Twitter feed for lonely owners. ...

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: cat; kitty; tweet
The Twitty Kitty taunts your cat with a Twitter bird overhead - when he swats at it, a switch inside the box communicates with the web, and automatically updates a Twitter page



The circuit board inside Kitty Twitty connects to the internet via Twitter to say when your cat's playing with the toy. Its maker says you could use the same idea on your cat's bowl and catflap


1 posted on 01/04/2012 8:42:54 AM PST by aldabra
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: aldabra
For those interested in a do-it-yourself project here's the instructions on Makezone:

Kitty Twitty
2 posted on 01/04/2012 8:48:10 AM PST by aldabra
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: aldabra

I know it’s silly, but I do wish there was some way I could check on my cats during the day. I hate leaving them for 10 hours at a time.


3 posted on 01/04/2012 8:48:59 AM PST by A_perfect_lady (Anyone opposed to Newt should remember: we're not electing a messiah, we're electing a politician.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: A_perfect_lady

I’ve always pictured mine scheming about how to get into the kitty food, or open closet doors, or better yet open the frig and sample people food. That is, when they’re not napping.


4 posted on 01/04/2012 8:53:51 AM PST by aldabra
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: aldabra
The original version used Facebook, but the cats were very quick to "unfriend" their owners staff.
5 posted on 01/04/2012 8:54:21 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Herman Cain: possibly the escapee most dangerous to the Democrats since Frederick Douglass.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Slings and Arrows

Ping!


6 posted on 01/04/2012 8:56:00 AM PST by aldabra
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: aldabra

Oh yes. When I come home, every closet and cupboard in the house is standing open. It’s like poltergeists have been there. I always say, when you have cats, you always have “Things That Go Bump In the Night.”


7 posted on 01/04/2012 8:59:11 AM PST by A_perfect_lady (Anyone opposed to Newt should remember: we're not electing a messiah, we're electing a politician.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: KarlInOhio
The original version used Facebook, but the cats were very quick to "unfriend" their owners staff

ROFLMA. Spoken like someone who has been owned by a cat.
8 posted on 01/04/2012 9:00:55 AM PST by aldabra
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: A_perfect_lady

Don’t worry about your cats being left alone.
They have each other for company, and besides they sleep most of the day anyway.


9 posted on 01/04/2012 9:01:27 AM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: aldabra

I can’t decide whether this is the Next Big Thing, or the silliest idea I’ve ever heard.

I have used a webcam aimed at kitty favorite snoozing places, but boring doesn’t quite describe it...


10 posted on 01/04/2012 9:07:24 AM PST by bigbob
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: aldabra

Ah, yes, the old joke - if Kitty Wells married Conway Twitty.....


11 posted on 01/04/2012 9:08:43 AM PST by smalltownslick
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: aldabra

OK, this looks pretty dumb, but...

I could see hooking something like this to door sensors to tweet “someone entered the front door” to let you know when the kids got home (for working parents).


12 posted on 01/04/2012 9:10:10 AM PST by Brookhaven (Mitt Romney has been consistent since he changed his mind.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Slings and Arrows

PING this one over to you Slings And Arrows!:)=^..^=


13 posted on 01/04/2012 9:12:05 AM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: aldabra

Yeah.....great idea.....gave my cat a cell phone.....all he did was call phone sex places.....and he ordered a semi truck full of rubber mice.....shouldn’t have left the credit card out.....he ran away from home, but the cops caught him when he crashed the pickup into a tree chasing birds.....insurance company wouldn’t cover it because I didn’t have him listed as an occasional driver.....I told ‘em he passed driver’s ed.......not really good at parallel parking, though.....kept getting distracted looking at himself in the rear view mirror.


14 posted on 01/04/2012 9:13:18 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: aldabra
I’ve always pictured mine scheming about how to get into the kitty food, or open closet doors

Mine used to do just that. He'd open the cabinet door, gently pull out the pack of food from the box without disturbing anything else, and rip open the pack.

With gadgets like this, is it any wonder why we have the likes of Barry in office? People are more concerned with their cats than the future of their children. Sure, in this economy, everyone needs one of these instead of buying food or paying the rent.

15 posted on 01/04/2012 9:41:38 AM PST by bgill (The Obama administration is staging a coup. Wake up, America, before it's too late.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: aldabra

I’m convinced that if cats had thumbs we would be in big trouble!


16 posted on 01/04/2012 10:56:52 AM PST by Newton (If Obama is the answer it's probably a stupid question.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: aldabra

That is a cute idea but my boy would probably rip the bird off the first day.He is very intent on hunting and killing his toys.So far long strings seem to fair about the best,Those and boxes seem to be indestructible.


17 posted on 01/04/2012 11:07:27 AM PST by chris_bdba
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: chris_bdba

fair=fare...duh


18 posted on 01/04/2012 11:09:58 AM PST by chris_bdba
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: Brookhaven

Or to have your mother-in-law swat it every morning to let you know she woke up alive.


19 posted on 01/04/2012 11:45:31 AM PST by SoothingDave
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: aldabra; Biggirl; Slings and Arrows; Glenn; republicangel; Beaker; BADROTOFINGER; etabeta; ...

20 posted on 01/04/2012 12:07:17 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: chris_bdba

Our cat would probably play with this for 5-10 minutes, then get bored and steal a pen off my wife’s desk to play with instead.


21 posted on 01/04/2012 12:50:20 PM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Many things that are rare now were merely unpopular back then.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: Newton

Too late!!!!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOS8_ekgsno


22 posted on 01/04/2012 4:26:02 PM PST by Lx (Do you like it, do you like it. Scott? I call it Mr. and Mrs. Tennerman chili.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: null and void

Red Dwarf (cats with thumbs) ping!


23 posted on 01/04/2012 7:23:47 PM PST by Don W (You can forget what you do for a living when your knees are in the breeze.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson