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The Social Networking Spider Suit has almost as many arms as the
gloves have fingers for building virtual webspace, in the latter case,
and real webs in the former. Six of the eight arms correspond to
certain power adapters for specific popular mobile technologies and
as users request them the
simple mechanical arms extend the
retractile cords from the well-equipped backpack. The Social
Networking Spider Suit entices users towards its growing webspace
by gradually recharging the devices for free, as well as promising
free downloads. The wearer of the suit becomes creepier as the web
grows larger and the first users extend their cords to their furthest
extent away from the guy, although as he navigates the web moves
Charging frenzy on the Carnival Triumph
[Klaatu, Feb 21 2013]
Or, go on the totally safe cruise to nowhere
Someone somewhere believes this idea was solely to promote tc. [theircompetitor, Feb 21 2013]
||You've been drinking since lunchtime?
||I never stopped drinking for lunchtime.
||I'd like theircompetitor to use SNSS as a promotional tool
for Cellufun. Keep in mind the extra arm don't need to be
functional, and the backpack should wrap around the back
and the torso.
||//The wearer of the suit becomes creepier as the web grows larger// [+]
||That's really the mechanism of web expansion and the
social dynamic. As people approach the spider suit wearer
for services, whether the free battery recharge, the free
app downloads, or internet connection, they must move
away from him once connected to allow others access. As
the web grows in this fashion it becomes a physical barrier.
||This reminds me of a social phenomenon I recently
observed with the aid of a nifty little hockey puck called a
Verizon Jetpack: the number of people who will jump onto
an unsecured mobile hotspot just to surf the Internet is
truly stupifying. Are they aware that I can see what they're
doing on my network? If they aren't, would it change their
browsing behavior to learn that I'm deriving mildly creepy
voyeuristic amusement from watching them cruise for
porn or cheezburger catz, peruse their own browser
histories, and hunt for
||You just captured the social commentary in that anecdote
that I failed to integrate into this idea.
||[tc, waking up from working about 20 hours a day for
a week] ok, do tell, rcarty -- are you relating this to
actual events, or just an incredible coincidink?
||Not sure what events you allude to. After writing this idea
I thought it would be a good visible promotional gimmick
even though I meant it as satire.
||The stunning coincidence would be that 6 years to
the day from originally taking third party investors,
we bought the company back on v-day.
||So strap some poor sap in a spider suit, give him a laptop
with a juicy power supply and lots of ports, a half dozen of
each popular mobile technology's adapters, and get him
making webs somewhere with lots of pedestrian traffic.
Congrats on your acquisition.
||Sounds like this would have been welcome on the
Carnival Triumph. <link>