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

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.



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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15 Comments

1. darktranquillity

Posts: 285; Member since: Feb 28, 2012

I dono

2. kartik4u98

Posts: 511; Member since: May 19, 2012

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

3. bobfreking55

Posts: 866; Member since: Jul 15, 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.

4. IHateApple

Posts: 122; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

Lovely! But i don't use FB now!

5. bbblader

Posts: 590; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

Forever Alone Hugs!

6. tedkord

Posts: 17131; Member since: Jun 17, 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.

7. paulyyd

Posts: 340; Member since: Jan 08, 2011

^^^^lol da fuq? someone sounds mad

8. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4767; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

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

9. rahulcena5565

Posts: 57; Member since: Nov 01, 2010

Get a Life, for actual hugs.

10. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 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.

11. Bfrenz

Posts: 285; Member since: Aug 26, 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.

12. Bfrenz

Posts: 285; Member since: Aug 26, 2012

Typo: hugs.

13. Kronic

Posts: 321; Member since: Sep 11, 2012

what nonsense!

14. Yassham

Posts: 28; Member since: Jan 09, 2011

This is stupid , Unpractical

15. at0mNom

Posts: 8; Member since: Oct 07, 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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