CheerLights is an “Internet of Things” project created by Hans Scharler that allows people’s lights all across the world to synchronize to one color set by Twitter. This is a way to connect physical things with social networking experiences.
The video (not mine!) explains the settings of a similar system I am using. For more info, go to http://openenergymonitor.org/emon/
Other sites where I publish live data: http://daturach.github.io/