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Everyone now everything seems to be sending messages via the Twitter microblogging service, including a 16th century cottage.

Isle of Wight resident Andy Stanford-Clark has installed hundreds of sensors in his home, each one capable of sending him alerts via Twitter.Anything unusual, from a light left on or a mouse being caught in a trap triggers a message or “tweet”.

Most people find it difficult enough to keep up with messages from other people, without throwing there houses into the mix. Life on the Isle of Wight can’t be all that dull, can it?

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