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Anorak | The Facebook Like-A-Hug jackets cuddles you with each new Like

The Facebook Like-A-Hug jackets cuddles you with each new Like

by | 8th, October 2012

GET yourself a Like-A-Hug jacket and whenever someone Likes you the thing inflates. Designer Melissa Chow says her jackets “allows us to feel the warmth, encouragement, support, or love that we feel when we receive hugs”.

It will also reverse decades of top-down campaigning to make the fat figures of hate. Now a well-padded jacket means popular. A slim outline indicates an un-liked person. Chow adds:

“We came up with the concept over a casual conversation about long-distance relationships and the limitations of video chat interfaces like Skype. The concept of telepresence arose, and we toyed with the idea of receiving hugs via wireless technology.”

When the wearer’s mobile phone sends a signal a page has been liked, air pockets within the jacket inflate.

It;’ great. Can Twitter fans get something similar?

All Twitter uses can get a Nark-A-Bug club tie. Whenever a censorious Twitter hunter sees a tweet that do not like, that goes against the grain, they can press a button that causes the necktie knotted about the offending tweeter’s throat to tighten. Failure to delete the offending tweet, apologise and demand to be reconditioned in a prison or other institution will result in death by social suicide…



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