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Social networking garment lets you ‘Ping’ into Facebook

Andrea Divirgilio / April 15, 2010

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Focusing continuously on the success stories of the social networking sites lately, you might have missed the new technological jargon that’s been shaping up for a while. Ping is a social networking garment, what we predict is new in the line to become niche with our Facebook and Twitter-crazed Gen-X. Developed by Jennifer Darmour, Ping would keep your eager friends automatically updated on your status using simple gestures such as putting on and taking off the hood. All it takes is a Facebook application to customize different messages to different groups of friends. The garment uses the Lilypad and Lilypad Xbee with custom software to interface with Facebook, meaning the garment is designed to tune to your taps. Oh, and do you remember that old cartoon that said – “On the Internet, nobody knows you’re a dog”? It no longer seems funny.

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Via: Fashioning Tech

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