Last night I was introduced to a totally new way of networking via www.airtime.com and thought it would be interesting to share my experience, as the site when I first went on had been live for less than 12 hours.
Heres a pic of me talking to Sam Nady, Professional Rugby League Player For Canada Rugby League
The concept behind it is a more controlled version of chat roulette (I’ve only encountered one or two weirdos and it appears that they are being filtered out). You log in through your Facebook profile and it connects you to people who have similar likes and dislikes. I found it really interesting speaking to people and chatting to them face to face, although it did seem a bit awkward at first the conversations did eventually start to flow. There were a lot of laughs, sharing of ideas and also a lot of nexting.
I spent in total about four hours talking to people last night and found it good fun and something I would encourage adults to try. People like people and ultimately this sort of service may be what we are currently missing in the social media world. Twitter is great but I personally think it is better to talk to people face to face…I enjoy meeting people, working for yourself can sometimes get lonely and this can be a much welcomed break.
Within the first couple of hours I had chatted to people involved in start-ups, tech companies in the USA and also those working for forward thinking companies and established big players in the tech field. Talking to owners, programmers, designers from all over the world made for an interesting mix of conversations which mainly followed this format.
Awkwrd Silence….Me waving and smiling..Other person saying hello..Me Saying Hello and then carrying the conversation on with where in the world are you? What do you do? to finding out about their interests and what they thought of Airtime. Time will tell how useful this tool is, I think it’s success will be down to matching people with similar interests and ensuring that the quality of people using it stays high. For me it was great interacting with early adopters.
When I look back over this blog it’s interesting to see the stats and the most popular story so far has been The Jet Set Flopsy Bunny which was uploaded only a week ago.
I write product reviews on the toys we supply at ToyBoxLive to help parents decide which toys they might like to add to their toy hire package and combine these reviews with the general ramblings of a mum, business woman and general business goings on.
What do you think of Airtime have I met you yet?