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Like hugs? Like Facebook? Like getting Likes? Try this on…

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Like hugs? Like Facebook? Like getting Likes? Try this on…
If you are the type of person that craves every bit of interaction on Facebook, you will probably be interested in seeing if this garment ever makes it to market. We are not quite sure what is being taught at MIT nowadays, but Melissa Chow, one of the creators of the Like-A-Hug vest, is channeling that talent to bring social media interaction to an interesting level.

The Like-A-Hug vest responds by inflating, providing the gentle embrace like that of a hug, when someone “likes” a photo or status update on your Facebook wall. Yes, this vest hugs you. The vest is interactive too, if the sender of the “like” that hugged you also has a Like-A-Hug vest, then you can return the hug by squeezing your vest in return, which also deflates it. The person on the other end gets a “hug” as well.

“Like-A-Hug is a wearable social media vest that allows for hugs to be given via Facebook, bringing us closer despite physical distance. The vest inflates when friends 'Like' a photo, video, or status update on the wearer's wall, thereby allowing us to feel the warmth, encouragement, support, or love that we feel when we receive hugs. Hugs can also be sent back to the original sender by squeezing the vest and deflating it.” – Melissa Chow


Of course, this brings up all sorts of options for people.  Why touch someone else to hug them? Just log-on and send “likes” to your friend’s accounts and enter into a vicious, endless “hug” circle with your jackets. This would be just the trick for someone that needs to know that their status updates are “liked” all the time. On the other hand, there are a lot of people that might run into problems with a product like this, such as famous people who would receive thousands of “likes”…er…hugs per day.

source: The Atlantic


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posted on 07 Oct 2012, 02:40 1

1. darktranquillity (Posts: 284; Member since: 28 Feb 2012)


I dono

posted on 07 Oct 2012, 02:40 6

2. kartik4u98 (Posts: 511; Member since: 19 May 2012)


Hmm..I actually don't like Facebook..!

posted on 07 Oct 2012, 03:12 3

3. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)


wtf is this? This makes society more stupid. This almost as bad as the Share and Like for Africa Children and Ignore if you love the devil crap.

posted on 07 Oct 2012, 03:13 1

4. IHateApple (banned) (Posts: 122; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


Lovely! But i don't use FB now!

posted on 07 Oct 2012, 03:27 3

5. bbblader (Posts: 581; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


Forever Alone Hugs!

posted on 07 Oct 2012, 03:32 9

6. tedkord (Posts: 5107; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


I wish they'd develop a jacket that monitors your Facebook page, and after your second or third meaningless or self important post about how you're going to the market for chicken or some such in a day, it would plunge blades into your heart.

posted on 07 Oct 2012, 03:39

7. paulyyd (Posts: 327; Member since: 08 Jan 2011)


^^^^lol da fuq? someone sounds mad

posted on 07 Oct 2012, 03:50 2

8. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3022; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Still won't compare to a real hug!!!

posted on 07 Oct 2012, 04:22 1

9. rahulcena5565 (Posts: 57; Member since: 01 Nov 2010)


Get a Life, for actual hugs.

posted on 07 Oct 2012, 05:58 2

10. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3042; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


I delete people off my Facebook who continue to bite into the obvious and pathetic attention whoring attempts with their "like/share/comment" BS. Its just idiots trying to get notice and its annoying to see on my news feed.

posted on 07 Oct 2012, 06:39 1

11. Bfrenz (Posts: 106; Member since: 26 Aug 2012)


Facebook is a fakebook. Real hungs and kisses makes us a,real man. Who needs this crap? This is for "socially active" people on internet. Surely not for me.

posted on 07 Oct 2012, 06:39 2

12. Bfrenz (Posts: 106; Member since: 26 Aug 2012)


Typo: hugs.

posted on 07 Oct 2012, 14:41

13. Kronic (banned) (Posts: 321; Member since: 11 Sep 2012)


what nonsense!

posted on 07 Oct 2012, 17:22

14. Yassham (Posts: 28; Member since: 09 Jan 2011)


This is stupid , Unpractical

posted on 07 Oct 2012, 20:56 1

15. at0mNom (Posts: 8; Member since: 07 Oct 2012)


Think of the possibilities! You can use it as a flotation device or hit a panic button so it puffs up when you feel threatened ;D

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