Saturday, February 27, 2010

New Social Networking Tool

Allows User to Call Friends, Speak to Them ...

SILICON VALLEY (The Borowitz Report) – A new social network is about to alter the playing field of the social media world, and it’s called PhoneBook.

According to its creators, who invented the network in their dorm room at Berkeley, PhoneBook is the game-changer that will leave Facebook, Twitter and even the much anticipated Google Buzz in a cloud of dust.

“With PhoneBook, you have a book that has a list of all your friends in the city, plus everyone else who lives there,” says Danny Fruber, one of PhoneBook’s creators.

“When you want to chat with a friend, you look them up in PhoneBook, and find their unique PhoneBook number,” Fruber explains. “Then you enter that number into your phone and it connects you directly to them.”

Another breakout utility of PhoneBook allows the user to arrange face-to-face meetings with his or her friends at restaurants, bars, and other “places,” as Fruber calls them.

“You will be sitting right across from your friend and seeing them in 3-D,” he said. “It’s like Skype, only without the headset.”

PhoneBook will enable friends to play many games as well, such as charades, cards, and a game Fruber believes will be a breakout: Farm.

“In Farm, you have an actual farm where you raise real crops and livestock,” he says. “It’s hard work, but it’s more fun than Mafia, where you actually get killed.”


Garykfc said...

What if you are unlisted? It closes off options.

Kim A. said...

My grandkids will probably find an old phonebook in a box of mine when I pass away and they will figure it is a collectible and sell it on Ebay.

Too funny.


Bill said...

Wow, did they give any info on how to get set up with this PhoneBook, or is it still a prototype? They will probably have to do a lot of research & redesign before it will be viable.

Jess Mistress of Mischief said...

LOL and I can't help myself, I still love facebook too ;oP

Syd said...

I will have to think about that one. I don't like talking on the phone so having people ring me up to say "I just washed my cat" doesn't sound like much fun.

Ed G. said...

I can't wait - sounds like we're finally getting to technology I can relate to!

Blessings and aloha...