Twitter's Latest Conquest: Candy Hearts

So, 140 characters? Nah, try eight

By Carissa DiMargo and SCOTT EISENHUTH
|  Wednesday, Jan 20, 2010  |  Updated 2:01 PM EDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Sweehearts embrace social media.

Sweehearts embrace social media.

advertisement

Sign #3,910 of the coming social-media apocalypse: Those chalky, pastel-colored Valentine's Day candy hearts are getting a Twitter-related message stampled on them this year.

Sweethearts Candies is adding a phrase familiar to pretty much everyone by now: "Tweet me."

Or course, if you recall that wacky "Fax me" heart (aww, like anyone faxes stuff anymore), those teeny candies have often embraced modern-day forms of communication. So declares the Sweethearts Web site:

In the early 1990s, NECCO Vice President Walter Marshall decided to update the sayings each year and retire some. His first -- Fax Me -- created a lot of attention from Sweetheart fans. As a result, each year we receive hundreds of suggestions from romantics, candy lovers and school kids for new sayings.

"Tweet me" was the most-suggested phrase in an online survey that Sweethearts conducted last year, reported USA Today. "Text me" was a distant second.

There won't be a "Tweet me" in every box, though -- it shares the spotlight with some 79 other sayings.

But here's a cybertwist: If you want to send someone a personalized box, there's an app for that! Sweethearts offers an iPhone application that lets you personalize an electronic Sweethearts box for e-delivery. To find it, log into the Apple's App Store or visit MySweethearts.com.

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
Join the Ride to Conquer Cancer
Join the Ride To Conquer Cancer, Sept. 13 Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out