Talk o’clock

Let a stranger be your alarm clock.

Been sleeping through your alarm a little too often lately? It may be time to take drastic measures. Billing itself as a “social alarm clock,” talkO’clock allows you to request a wake-up call from a total stranger. The caller doesn’t see your phone number (thank goodness), but they are allowed to wake you up in whatever creative fashion they see fit. What could go wrong? The web-based service is in beta testing right now, with Android and Apple apps coming soon.