Thursday, January 5, 2012

#SocialNetwork in the air...


Call it social media, social network or internet; this web is not just restricted to connecting people on earth but now also in the air! Meet & Seat, the new social tool is going to be introduced this year by KLM Royal Dutch Airlines - part of Air France KLM. While this tool definitely sounds interesting but personally, I’m unsure about the success of this tool due to various factors which follow below:

· Will I really bother to find an air-mate for few hours?

· Will I bother to while away time online for searching the one-an-only person who I could talk to in the aircraft?

· Will I be comfortable sharing my personal information with a stranger?

These were some basic questions that were spinning around my head when I read about this latest concept. While I may worry about the questions stated above but somewhere this tool can work wonders for people - may be you can crack a business deal sitting with a person from the same industry….or you can make a friend for lifetime!

It’s interesting to observe that the tool will work with Facebook and Linkedin, but not Twitter. I wonder why they opted out Twitter.

Social media is not just a tool anymore; it has become like a nerve in a human body. If it breaks down, you are so dead!

2 comments:

  1. Interesting read :)
    I must mention that the concept of befriending your co passenger was mentioned in a 2006 published book by Peter Shackman "Can we do that- outrageous PR stunts that work?" I cannot recall the exact case study, but this was a PR stunt that worked Wonders back then.
    Lets keep our fingers crossed for its Social-media edition too now!

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  2. Thanks for sharing this Rhea. Yes, let's wait and watch how this tool works!

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