Twitter has revolutionized the way we communicated with friends and colleagues, from those around the world to the ones who sat in the very next cubicle. ‘Tweets’, messages of 140 characters or less, are used to inform your followers what you are wearing that day (@LorraineELLE – “Paige jeans, Reiss jacket, Wang tee and wait for it purple lace up hunter willies which I may or may not change out of at work”) or just so they can keep tabs on what you’re up to (@LumaB – “A vacation isn’t a vacation until you’re enjoying a cup of coffee out in the sun while everyone else is at work…”). We use it to comment on the news from the Afghanistan war to Celebrity Big Brother. Knowledge of Twitter is now a pre-requisite skill demanded for on some job applications and I’ve heard a comment that unless an event is tweeted about it might as well have not happened.
Your @name is what you are identified by in the twitter-verse and #hashtags are used to highlight conversations or trending topics. As if we weren’t already obsessed with twitter (and twitterberry and übertwitter and tweetdeck) Survival of the Hippest (SOTH) is now turning our favourite hashtags and @names to silver and gold pendants *collective ooohs from the audience*. These hand-made gems are customized by you and can either be silver or gold and there’s even an option to bling them out with diamonds. At the moment they are available as necklaces, key chains, bracelets, anklets, pins or tie clips but there’s talk of the possibility of tees and maybe even an iPhone app in the near future.
It’s quite a novel idea and the necklaces especially remind me of Betty’s ‘B’ necklace in Ugly Betty (similar to the one worn by Anne Boleyn) and Blair’s Alex Woo ‘bw’ necklace in Gossip Girl. The pieces are cute and individual (albeit a tad bit expensive) and should help you be more recognizable by your Twitter friends when you step outside of the twitter-verse and into the real world.
Sterling silver necklaces start from $49.95 and gold from $89.95 and delivery to the UK costs $12.95.
@LorraineELLE is Lorraine Candy, EIC of British Elle and @LumaB is Luma Bashmi, Features Editor of Sketchbook Magazine.
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