The BarLink concept is simple: Combine the popularity of text messaging and online social networking within a location-based live environment — connect online with real life
Here’s the scene we all see so often: You’re out with friends, socializing the ‘old fashioned’ way – in person at your favorite gathering place, having a few drinks, meeting new people. Yet, what are so many of those new people around you doing? They’re communicating with their phones instead of with the crowd around them.
It’s true, there’s something so very addictive about staying in touch, seeing what others are up to, what they have to say about it, and reading responses to what you’ve shared. That’s why 60% of people using the internet today are somehow involved with an online social network – that’s a 230% increase from just three years ago!
Okay. We get it. Online Social Networking is popular… and highly addictive. But we all still like to go out with friends, right? Then why not an online social networking element in the places where you like to go socialize the old fashioned way?
Imagine it – a Message Board, similar to an online chat room, on TV Screens, right there, over the bar. And you don’t even need to be online, you can simply text your message to the Board. Your favorite location will have its own Message Board, visible to those at that Location as well as online for those at home on their computers.
The Boards light up with banter, flirtation, innuendo, and shtick from those participating, both in person andonline at their computers. During sporting events, Members have a new way to support their favorite teams or heckle fans of the opposition; Flirting with that person on the other side of the bar will take on all new dimensions; Location owners can communicate promotions with their regular patrons even if they’re not sitting at the bar.
BarLink provides an exciting new social networking concept in real-time, location-based, live environments. When online, Members can create profiles attached to their phone number for text message recognition, can add other members to their list of friends, can build a list of their favorite Locations, and can message other users.
BarLink creates a fun new way to meet people when you’re out, or even when you’re not, while at the same time providing the online connection experience that people crave.