Darling, what goes better with these shoes: @DRUNKHULK or @Horse_ebooks?
Now for sale on crowd-funding site Indiegogo: The "data necklace," a visual representation of your Twitter account in the form of a necklace, which you can wear around your neck as a reminder of your year in tweets. The necklace has 12 long pairs of "beads," each pair representing a month's use of your Twitter account. In order to generate the necklace, you input your Twitter handle and a certain word that you want to see visualized: The more times you used that word in a given month, the longer the beads representing that month will be.
(The project's founder, British software developer and self-described "hacker" Stef Lewandowski, suggests the words "love" or "awesome," so that you can see how much love you felt throughout the year, or how awesome each month was).
A representative tweet, with your chosen word, will also be etched into a bead for each month.
Data. It's all around us. Much of what we do on a daily basis leaves digital records of our activity behind us.
It turns out that there are tiny, hidden stories in the data that we create just by being ourselves, and we can turn those stories into beautiful things.
The Data Necklace is a wearable visualisation of a person's Twitter feed over time, that can serve as a permanent reminder of how often they use a particular word.
And here's Lewandowski detailing the data necklace at length on video; it includes the cute story of the first data necklace, which represents the number of times his wife used the word "love" on her Twitter account (aww!):
Physical representations of one's Twitter account are nothing new, of course -- a veritable slew of Twitter-fied pillows, coffee mugs, and knickknacks are for sale on Etsy, and who can forget the profanely-named toilet paper roll that printed out the entirety of one's Twitter account? Lewandowski's data necklace is more beautiful than most, however, and can also boast an intriguing look into one's year (if you wear your heart on your Twitter sleeve, that is).
The Data Necklace is, alas, a bit pricey at $500 a pop; but hey, handmade is handmade. You can pre-order your own, or just support the project, on Indiegogo right here.
Below, check out more Twitter-inspired (Twit-spired?) accessories and gifts, available on Etsy:
One Direction Twitter Pillow
Want to your love for Harry and Niall's Twitter to follow you to bed every night? Make your One Direction dreams even sweeter with this <a href="http://www.etsy.com/listing/107439064/twitter-pillow-niall-horan-harry-styles?ref=sr_gallery_8&ga_search_query=twitter&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=ZZ&ga_min=0&ga_max=0&ga_search_type=all">Niall and Harry pillow</a> ($55).
Twitter Name Necklace
Wear your handle next to your heart with this customized Twitter name necklace ($43.99).
Get your geek on with these hand-painted yellow Twitter tights, complete with tweeting birds and the @ symbol ($18).
Twitter Shortbread Cookie Sandwiches
Next time you and your besties throw a Twitter party, make sure to keep your guests happy with these adorkable <a href="http://www.etsy.com/listing/104102255/25-edible-twitter-symbol-shortbread?ref=sr_gallery_17&ga_search_query=twitter&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=ZZ&ga_min=0&ga_max=0&ga_search_type=all">Twitter shortbread cookie sandwiches</a>, stuffed with marshmallow cream filling ($21.95).
Engraved Silver Twitter Earrings
Perfect for the social media-savvy fashion blogger, these heart-shaped <a href="http://www.etsy.com/listing/101457978/engraved-silver-twitter-earrings?ref=sr_gallery_33&ga_search_query=twitter&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=ZZ&ga_min=0&ga_max=0&ga_search_type=all">Twitter earrings </a>are sweet and stylish ($9.95).
Anything you need to say can be said in a hashtag -- or, if you're offline, on a clever <a href="http://www.etsy.com/listing/100944244/hashtag-chalkboard-9x24-twitter-trending?ref=sr_gallery_41&ga_search_query=twitter&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=ZZ&ga_min=0&ga_max=0&ga_search_type=all">hashtag chalkboard </a>($25).
Twitter Christmas Ornament
Does a love of Twitter run in the family? If so, then these glass <a href="http://www.etsy.com/listing/86442963/twitter-glass-ornament-hand-painted-in?ref=sr_gallery_25&ga_search_query=twitter&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=ZZ&ga_min=0&ga_max=0&ga_page=3&ga_search_type=all">Twitter ornaments</a> ($20) will make perfect stocking stuffers for mom and dad.
'Addicted To Twitter' Art Print
Proudly display your Twitter addiction -- and your fine taste in vintage posters -- with this <a href="http://www.etsy.com/listing/104397863/addicted-to-twitter-scientific-plate?ref=sr_gallery_2&sref=sr_151daf0e7fcbe687e76991d4906b57476b08aa95a2f119d6e301c64eb9fdada7_1348765208_14324003_art&ga_search_query=twitter+art&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=ZZ&ga_min=0&ga_max=0&ga_search_type=all">"Addicted To Twitter" dictionary page art print</a> ($10).
Twitter iPhone Case
Remind yourself to <a href="http://www.etsy.com/listing/103064857/iphone-4-case-keep-calm-and-tweet-on-new?ref=sr_gallery_6&ga_search_query=twitter+iphone+case&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=ZZ&ga_min=0&ga_max=0&ga_search_type=all">"Keep Calm and Tweet On"</a> with this adorable plastic case for the iPhone 4 & 4S ($13.99).
'Follow Us' Sign
There's no better way to advertise the burgeoning Twitter account of your after-school club or organization than with this large, personalized <a href="http://www.etsy.com/listing/100740877/twitter-follow-us-sign-with-personalized?ref=sr_gallery_39&ga_search_query=twitter+&ga_order=most_relevant&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=ZZ&ga_min=0&ga_max=0&ga_search_type=all">"Follow Us" sign</a> ($35).