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.
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