Facebook app tracks energy consumption

Peer pressure’s getting employed in a new Facebook application that monitors power consumption. Called GreeNet, it tracks the user’s energy consumption patterns via data from electric companies.

If you engage in energy-saving activities you get virtual flowers on Facebook.

GreeNet is designed by Kevin Muise, an MA student and Jin Fan, a third-year undergrad, of Simon Fraser University in B.C., Canada. The app placed second in interface design at the Imagine Cup technology innovation competition.

Hey, I’ll all over this one. I confess to a weakness for Facebook apps. I give green gifts, dharma gifts, add cohorts to my Vampire army. And heck: this app is gonna affect my flesh-world behavior and maybe get some other folks into the act.

For details see the story on ITWorld.

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