- A single woman created a light bulb device that turns on whenever a couple br
eaks up online
- Japanese YouTuber Marina Fujiwara’s device detects every “we bro
keup” tweet on Twitter, causing the smart light bulb to glow
- Fujiwara said she has always been attacked by a “huge sense of loneliness” whenever she sees happy couples during Christmas season; the period between Christmas and New Year
While the Christmas season is considered in many parts of the world as the happiest period, there are some people who feel a deep sense of loneliness; preventing them to completely relish the festive holiday vibes.
One of these people is Japanese YouTuber Marina Fujiwara, the single woman who created a light bulb device that turns on whenever a couple br
eaks up online.
In her posts, Fujiwara explained that the light bulb is connected to the internet through a “bridge” and is set to turn on whenever its detects a “we bro
ke up” tweet on Twitter.
“I really h
ate Christmas. It’s not a light joke like ‘Christmas or peri sh’, but I really don’t like it,” Fujiwara said. “I want to celebrate Christmas, but when you see a couple in the world going on a Christmas date and doing something like that, I am a ttacked by a huge sense of lo neliness.”
She came up with the idea after discovering that when couples br
eak up, their shared accounts’ icons and descriptions are usually changed to “parted”. With this, she set up an invention that scans posts on Twitter based on the “parted/parting” hashtags.
While Fujiwara’s invention is not commercially available, she noted that single people can easily create their own.
“First of all, connect a ‘bridge’ that will become a hub to connect the light bulb to the Internet. Setup is completed by simply connecting to a WiFi router at home with a LAN cable. Very easy,” the YouTuber disclosed.
To know more about the br
eakup light bulb, you may take some time to watch her vlog:
What are your thoughts about this device?