Inspired by a user's ability to instantly add friends on Facebook, Toronto-based designer Dorota Pankowska created a lapel pin that would encourage social interaction the same way in the physical world. In order to see the text written on the tiny pin, you'd actually need to be face-to-face with the person wearing it—unlike making a connection with someone new on most social media sites. This comical pin would make a cute conversation starter, especially since it opens people up to the possibility of making a new friend as a result of noticing it.
By calling out for opportunities to make new friends and followers with buttons, t-shirts, counters and other attention-grabbing objects, social media is making the transition to the physical world.
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