BERG Cloud + Twitter = #FLOCK, a wirelessly connected clock that reacts to the activity of an individual Twitter account. #FLOCK is a set of four houses. Three contain colorful birds that react to Twitter triggers: a new follower, a retweet, or an @message will prompt the birds to pop out of the houses, each in a different way. The fourth house is a simple clock.
The “Jive” by Ben Arent is a unique way to allow the grandparents to peek into the wondrous and magical world of social networking. By placing “Friend Passes” to the “Jive’s” “Betty”, the elderly can forgo using a mouse and computer and instead use this multi-pieced, single purpose system.