Have you met Meet Eater? This plant just joined Facebook and lives off of wall posts, updates and friends.
In efforts to reconnect humans with plants creator, Bashkim Isai, has taken it to a more personal level by making Meet Eater dependent on human interaction in order to survive. As environmental awareness continues to rise and social media is skyrocketing, this might be one of the cleverest ideas yet!
Meet Eater also has human-like qualities. While this real plant, located in The Edge of the Queensland State Library, is given food and water depending on the amount of interaction it receives, it also replies to fan wall posts as an actual person would. And interaction isn’t just limited to the written word; you can also “pet” Meet Eater, which will return the favor with human-like sounds to express its appreciation. Just don’t overfeed it, you might make it gag and cough if you do!
Not only does Meet Eater reconnect us with plant life, but it also forces us rethink our perception of how we use social media to communicate as well as how valuable interaction is for us.
According to Meet Eater’s Facebook page, it already has more than 5,000 fans at 84 days old. However, the possibility of Meet Eater being overindulged could always happen. But if it needs some quiet time, it’s only a Facebook status update away.