And I quote: “BOND is a tiny touch module.

It can be a pendant or a bracelet but it comes in pairs. You keep one and you give one to a friend. When you touch it, your friend feels it. We love tweets, we prefer tickles. The potential for using BOND as a way of communicating is limitless.” Brilliant! Because with Skype, FaceTime, phones, BBM, email, texts, Twitter and Facebook we really are starved for means of communicating with each other these days.

For no rhyme or reason

The third in an occasional series of limericks based on recent events:

It’s said Facebook is thinking of change

To allow our emotions full range

Soon when somebody dies

You can click sympathise

Because liking it always felt strange

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