Wading Through Tech…Which Ones Work for You?
Over the past few years, I’ve been one of the many of my generation that like to stand on the margins of emerging web technology. As one of these dorky adventurers, I’ve taken a lot of risks with my own time to dive into lots of waves- some are great for surfing…others were choppy and died quickly. No pun intended toward Google Wave…especially since that was one of the one’s that quickly made a baby splash and then dissipated. Another lost soul for me was Foursquare…I loved the idea, and liked the application, but without a core group of friends diving in alongside me…it was just me sending out information about my trends of consumerism and travel for any creep that would want to know when I’m out of town so that they could break into my house (not like there’s much in there to steal anyway…other than my Sonos system uhh..I mean..alarm system; stay away).
Have you tried to jump on any recent tech bandwagons just to realize that the ride is freakin wagon bumpy?
One bright spot in my recent WHOA adventures though (the lazy way to say Web 2.0) has had to be Fast Society. It allows you to group text with friends (they don’t need the app), pin point locations, and make quick conf calls regardless of the size of your group. Think long lost college buddies that you haven’t seen in…6 months. Let’s head to Vegas. Scratch that, too expensive, and Chet has a strict budget. Let’s head to Atlanta, GA…I call the double bed (everyone else gets stuck with a couch). Boom- start up Fast Society. I invite all 6 guys on the app and they respond. Chet has an old Nokia, but he’s still good to go.
We can’t all arrive on the same night, but Fast Society allows us to text back and forth as though we’re all there already. Plus, you can see where your other friends are on the way down. If you live in a big city, it’s even better. The key with Fast Society is that it’s based around an event or a time period. A purpose to get together and move. Move towards art or a movie- or move the body towards the dance flo. Anyway- this service has actually broken through the normal buzz and fizz out of typical WHOA apps for me personally…has there been a recent app or service for you all that has stood out from the crowd?