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Twitter device confirms you are alive

Seen today on CrunchGear and Gizmodo, this Japanese-developed device sends Tweets about your heartbeat. Despite scaring your relatives when Twitter is down, this device could lead the way for a “is ___ dead” service with a yes/no/unsure API. While this adds some biological fact to confirming one’s death, there’s several kinks like hospitalization or disconnected monitors that would introduce unreliability.

From the translated promotional video:

“Now I can die and post this info to Twitter. That’s what I call a revolution!”

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Twitter Heartbeat Device

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One Response to Twitter device confirms you are alive

  1. John Romano June 29, 2009 at 9:13 am #

    Oh no, Grandpa is dead! Oh wait… it’s the fail whale.

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