In a world where we are practically glued to our devices, whether it’s tweeting, connecting on LinkedIn, or sending a follow up email to someone you were just in a meeting with. Why in a digital world are we still handing out business cards to make connections? Searching on individual social profiles for one another, is this not a bit behind the times and not in line with the digital networking world we all live in now??
Ok, so there are a few options, but they all have limitations that hinder us, the digital age is about making our lives easier, is it not? What if I want to share my LinkedIn, Twitter and my personal email to someone I just met??
“Hold on a second there, do you have a pen handy so I can jot my twitter handle on the back of my businesses card, or could you spare 5 minutes so we can search for me on them both?”
Well this is where it started for me and the person I wanted to connect with. I was at a festival enjoying the reason I was there, the music, the sun, the atmosphere and something most important to me, socialising and meeting new people. After a long chat over the current situation in which we found ourselves and finding out we had mutual interests other than music it was time to step it up a gear, move to the next stage and hit each other up on FB, easy right?? Wrong!
The internet was sluggish, and even when we did finally get on he couldn’t find me through the mass of users that came up, for we had no friends in common. Sadly being my name, before me and my wife married was so common 1000’s of results appeared. So where did that leave us? Well it resulted in us having to exchange numbers and pick it up when we were away from the festival vibes and hoards of people FaceTiming and sending snaps on Snap Chat.
So the question again, why is there not an easier way to share all of this? Tailor it to any situation, share my work number, with my personal FB or any other combination I desired, well there is, and it’s called Flikit! An app created out of fustration and a desire to make networking more seamless when we connect on social media and exchange our contact information.
After the festival the idea wasn’t immediately born, it felt more like a little itch I couldn’t scratch. I knew there was an issue here I just didn’t have the know how to create something.