Did you ever have the sort of friend who would drag you to go shopping with him or her so that you could approve his or her outfit choices? When I lived in California, I had a certain friend who was this way, and I spent a seemingly endless amount of time in dressing rooms giving her thumbs up and downs signs.
A clothing store in Brazil has decided to put photos of their apparel on Facebook, and any time a Facebook user “likes” a certain photo, the number of likes is tallied up on hangers in the store in real time. Technology, the future, etc.!
A few things: It’s really cool that you can see what the masses think is fashionable, but I have not been swayed to buy something because the masses have liked it (see: music “likes” on iTunes). Also, there have been plenty of occasions where something looked good in a photo online, but didn’t turn out to be what you expected when seen in real life. Finally, Facebook really is taking over the world, isn’t it? [via]