Rachel’s Team Pick:
I think we’ve all had the experience of typing out something really just hilariously deadpan and witty on the internet, be it blog post or Facebook status update or Autostraddle comment, only to have an enraged and/or deeply hurt person write an essay-length response about how callous or inappropriate or mean it was. What if you could use the same system you use to let people know you are speaking with emphasis or REALLY LOUDLY to let them know you’re being sarcastic?
A company called Twitterblitz (started by three interns in NYC, which endears it to us already) wants to change that by bringing you Sartalics, a left-slanting “sarcasm font” that allows people who read your writing to know that you’re just kidding when you say that you just can’t wait to throw your own Pants vs. Pumps party because they’re, like, totally sweeping the nation. And they’re asking for your help to make it happen — if a sarcasm font sounds like something you want in your life, they’re asking you to follow them on Twitter as a kind of virtual petition signature. If they get 10,000 people, the creators will go to Google, Twitter, Facebook, Microsoft, Tumblr, Yahoo and Apple with their pitch.
What do you think? Tell us how you really feel. Or the ironic opposite of how you feel. Whichever.
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