Sit. Stay. Tweet. 7 Ways to Hook Your Dog Up to the Web

By Mark Milian - 2013-12-03T18:21:18Z

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Tweeting Dog Collar

If you thought Twitter was a mindless medium for sharing what you had for breakfast, Puppy Tweets probably won't change your mind. The round gadget from toy maker Mattel, which is no longer in production but can still be found in some stores, attaches to a dog collar to detect when a pet moves, eats or barks. The $30 device transmits the data over the air to a dongle plugged into a computer, which then tweets one of 500 canned messages to a Twitter account. An example tweet: "Had a wonderful dream about you. You were bringing me snacks!"

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