Like the Facebook Hugging Vest? Awesome Options for the Other Social Networks
How many times have your IRL (in real life) friends told you that your online pals aren't "really friends"? They just don’t understand your desire to stay up late, tapping in just the right emoticon to express your delight in your Facebook friend’s lovingly photographed spaghetti dinner, or retweet your Twitter follower’s carefully chosen favorite quote.
Designer Melissa Kit Chow knows your pain, and wants to blur the line between those close to you and those far, far away. Chow has invented the “Like a Hug” vest, shown in the photo and highlighted in the video at the end of this article.
The rather bulky body covering was invented by Chow in an attempt to bring physical closeness to those that love to correspond with each other over social networks such as Facebook. The vest blows itself up and provides a hugging sensation, based on how many likes you get on Facebook. The more thumbs up, the more you get squeezed. If you’re a social butterfly, it’ll be like your grandmother latched on and never let go.
How often do your real life friends do that?
What other networks ought to piggy-back on Chow’s concept and create loving feedback devices of their own? Here are a few I’ve thought of - feel free to share some of your own in the comments section!
The Linked-In Wallet Sweller
Have you spent hours making connections on the #1 social business network, reaching out to those better-connected than yourself, in an attempt to grease the wheels to business and financial success? The Linked-In Wallet Sweller could be one way for the network to help you put your social-business pollinating efforts on full display.
For every 100 hard-core business connections you make on Linked-In, the Wallet Sweller could pressurize an expandable internal compartment, making your back-pocket money holster appear even more full. As your cotton-poly blended slacks groan under the pressure of your eminent success, nobody will be able to ignore your connecting prowess!Continued on the next page