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Taking tweeting too far?

I was just reading at a href=”http://www.cnbc.com/id/35384438″CNBC about a toy fair/a in New York and scanned the new toys. What I couldn’t believe was that Mattel has just put out the dumbest toy (or maybe it’s ingenious) I’ve seen in a while: a tag that allows you to follow your pet’s every move on the internet. I looked the a href=”http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0037W6TY4?ie=UTF8tag=wwwviolentkicomlinkCode=as2camp=1789creative=9325creativeASIN=B0037W6TY4″Puppy Tweets toy /aimg src=”http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wwwviolentkicoml=as2o=1a=B0037W6TY4″ width=”1″ height=”1″ border=”0″ alt=”” style=”border:none !important; margin:0px !important;” / up on Amazon and found this description:br /br /blockquoteTweets are the new Barks! Ever wonder what your pup is doing while you’re away? Well, now you can get the 411 with text messages from Puppy Tweets! Whenever your dog moves, barks (or just naps), the tag knows it and sends a WiFi signal to your computer which then sends you a Tweet via Twitter. Simply set up a Twitter page for your dog and your Puppy Tweets tag starts generating Tweets. Puppy Tweets comes pre-loaded with over 500 phrases that put a humorous or insightful spin on your dog’s daily activity. For example, a bark may generate a Tweet of: “I bark because I miss you. There I said it. Now hurry home.” A quick run through the house could produce: “I finally caught that tail I’ve been chasing and…OOUUUCHH!” Invite your friends and family to follow your pet on Twitter and help your dog follow his or her favorite puppy pals or celebrities. Puppy Twitter lets you connect with your pet over the Internet. /blockquotebr /br /Do you really want Twitter updates on all your friends’ and family’s pets? And what if little Fido is taking a whiz on the new rug? Do you really want to know this if you’re not there? Or does it only tell you something cute? Maybe that’s better, or at least more comforting.