An Irate Comcast subscriber turns Raspberry Pi into a watchdog for slow Internet speeds and uses Twitter to let them know.
Washington, DC Reddit user and Comcast customer, AlekseyP, was frustrated with low internet speeds and instead of wasting time calling up Comcast over the issue, he is using the power of Raspberry Pi to complain with auto tweets to Comcast with the Twitter handle @A_Comcast_User.
Every hour, AlekseyP’s Raspberry Pi runs Internet speed tests and then stores that data. If his Internet speed drops below 50 megabits per second, the Pi tweets at Comcast about the slow speeds. AlekseyP says he pays for 150mbps down and 10mbps up. "I set up my Raspberry Pi to automatically tweet at Comcast Xfinity whenever my internet speeds drop significantly below what I pay for"
It's automated and he doesn't tell Comcast what subscriber he is so he doesn't get singled out. Take note businesses, automated public customer complaints over social media is becoming the new norm.