Weasley Clock Meets Twitter

Dec 04, 2009

Posted by: EdwardTLC

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Ingenious inventors have made further strides into creating a muggle version of the famous magical Weasley Clock from the Harry Potter novels by author J. K. Rowling. FastCompany.com reports that a new version of the device has been invented utilizing Twitter to pinpoint the location of family members at any given time. Known as the Magic Clock, this device picks up on “known locator-status words” from the Twitter feeds of linked family members, which causes programmed clock hands to be “driven to point to the relevant location on the dial, with a choice of Home, Lost, Texas, Traveling, Prison, Work, Church, Minnesota, School, Read Me, Doctor and, yes, Mortal Peril.” A video showing the device in action, can be viewed via this link.

As Leaky has reported numerous times in the past, developers at Microsoft have been working with similar technology using cellular phone networks for tracking family members for their aptly named Whereabouts Clock.

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