Jeff the plant is part of an intriguing Internet project that relies on Reddit comments to keep the zebra plant watered.
Redditor tylerjaywood fashioned a smart water pump that powers on or off according to the majority vote as established in the social news networking service. An automated thread is posted daily in a subreddit where others can vote to water the plant that day or not by commenting a simple "yes" or "no." Jeff the plant is also monitored via PLANT CAM, which casual observers and passionate participants alike can view at any time at www.pleasetakecareofmyplant.com.
As Mashable implores, "We all need to work together to democratically water this plant named Jeff," the Please Take Care Of My Plant movement is an example of how online communities can come together and create real change.
Jeff the Plant is Watered Daily Depending on the Majority Vote on Reddit
1. Smart Plant Projects - The use of smart technology for plant projects that rely on community input and feedback to maintain the plant's needs.
2. Crowdsourced Plant Maintenance - Communities and social networking platforms being used to maintain and care for plants in a democratic and collaborative manner.
3. Digital Greenery - The integration of online communication, automation, and real-life greenery for a more sustainable way of living.
1. Smart Home Technology - Smart technology in homes can also be used for plant projects and maintenance for a more efficient and eco-friendly lifestyle.
2. Eco-friendly Gardening and Landscaping - The use of crowdsourcing and digital technology in gardening and landscaping projects for a more sustainable way of living.
3. Social Networking and Online Communities - The creation and optimization of online platforms that facilitate democratic and collaborative plant projects and maintenance, with opportunities for tech innovation in community participation and data collection.