Maggie Ruvoldt

Apr 25 2014
fastcompany:

A Tweeting Vending Machine Shames You Into Not Eating Crap 
The problem? No one really wanted to share their candy-buying habits. “People got angry—playfully—with the Twitter account that sends the messages,” Hayward says. “They’d say things like ‘I thought this was our secret, why are you telling everyone I bought snacks?’”
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[Image: Vending machine via Lissandra Melo / Shutterstock]

I remember a friend of my mother’s, for a short time, had a device in her fridge that would play a recording when she opened the door.  It said something like “You’re eating AGAIN? Close the door.” and other shaming comments to help with her diet.  This takes that to a whole new social (or anti-social) level.

fastcompany:

A Tweeting Vending Machine Shames You Into Not Eating Crap 

The problem? No one really wanted to share their candy-buying habits. “People got angry—playfully—with the Twitter account that sends the messages,” Hayward says. “They’d say things like ‘I thought this was our secret, why are you telling everyone I bought snacks?’”

Read More>

[Image: Vending machine via Lissandra Melo / Shutterstock]

I remember a friend of my mother’s, for a short time, had a device in her fridge that would play a recording when she opened the door.  It said something like “You’re eating AGAIN? Close the door.” and other shaming comments to help with her diet.  This takes that to a whole new social (or anti-social) level.

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    Who wants a vending machine to tweet shame upon them for not partaking of junk food?
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