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TweetControl: Control Anything with Twitter

TweetControl App by ThingSpeak(Reposted from

We are ready to release a new app for the ThingSpeak Platform! The new app is called TweetControl – this app listens to Twitter for hashtags (#awesome)  and allows you to control anything that you can imagine. TweetControl is a mash up of  ”The Internet of Things” and social networking.  We were inspired by an early ioBridge project created by Matt Morey in July 2009 that used Twitter for home automation. Matt could control lights or turn on his furnace using Twitter. Now that Twitter has a Streaming API, we were able to build a scalable service to control anything in real-time via a social network.

Imagine an “Easy Button” for Twitter. All you have to is Tweet a hashtag from your Twitter account to control anything that has a web service API. The applications for TweetControl are endless, and we are excited to see what you come up with. The documentation for TweetControl is available on the ThingSpeak Community site to help you get started.

CONET MSc/PhD Thesis Award at EWSN 2011

The Chairs of the 8th European Conference on Wireless Sensor Networks (EWSN 2011) and the CONET Consortium are pleased to announce the Master and PhD Thesis Award Competitions in the area of Cooperating Objects. The prize is donated by CONET, the Cooperating Objects Network of Excellence.

Cooperating Objects combine the strong functional aspects of embedded systems, pervasive computing and wireless sensor networks. Cooperating objects entities federate themselves into dynamic and loose networks in order to reach a common goal. This common goal will typically be related to sensing or control.

Theses eligible for the competition have to be written in English, have to be supervised to a major part by an official European university (EU and EFTA), and have to be completed between Dec 1st, 2009 and Nov 30th, 2010. Requirements: 1) Application letter, including the name of the student, the title of the thesis, its duration, and its date of completion, the date of the defence, the overall grade and a report on the outstanding contributions of the thesis. 2.) Letter of recommendation from Advisor. 3.) The thesis itself.

The award will be assessed by CONET members. Criteria for selecting the winner are scientific originality, scientific significance for the field of  Cooperating Objects, quality of the presentation and potential for practical application. Each category of thesis (MSc or PhD) will have separate  prizes assigned by separate academic and industrial juries. The jury can decide not to award some of the prizes if the quality or significance of the submitted works is not relevant. The jury will decide on which track the thesis will be evaluated. The winners of each category will be awarded during EWSN 2011.

Submission of a single document file in PDF format must be done thru EDAS here.