a cure for lonely birthdays

I’m always amazed with how technology can create both alienation and community. A friend of mine once put it really well, “I have loads of friends on facebook yet no one to share a pint with.” I wonder if Tila Tequila, the most popular girl on myspace, ever feels lonely.

A Swedish artist Jimpalt was feeling pretty lonely with no one to sing him “Happy Birthday” on his special day. Driven by his need for at least an illusion of human connection, he created a software that wakes you up with a birthday song. Once your birthday is gone, the program continues to count down to next year’s date to wake you up once again. If your birthday is coming up with no one by your side, click here to download the program. : (


happy birthday to me….


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