Social Networking in Fur (SNIF)

This project at MIT

allows pet owners to interact through their pets’ social networks. SNIF comprises inexpensive hardware that can be unobtrusively and transparently affixed to pet collars and paraphernalia in order to augment pet-to-pet, pet-to-owner, and owner-to-owner interactions.

More info in this PDF.

Very cool. The thing is, you have to find other dog owners who are a) inclined to install this hardware onto their dog’s collar and b) mutually inclined to conversation in the park. Hmm.

[via Susan Mernit]

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