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We’ve come a long way since the Tweet-a-Watt.  Thanks to SmartSynch, the University of Mississipi will soon be providing students and faculty with Twitter and Facebook updates based on smart meter energy consumption data.  Building awareness is the goal, but it also opens the door to some tantalizing possibilities. While Facebook and Twitter work to establish an e-commerce footing, projects like this may help to cement a role for social networks on the smart grid .  Home energy management Facebook apps?  Utilities tweeting their time-of-use pricing switchover intervals?  It can happen.