This post is meant to help you envision how you could use a new kind of social media app.
October across the good ol’ US of A is the most popular time for major universities to host the age-old tradition of Homecoming. Going back to your old stomping grounds is filled with nostalgia, reconnecting with old friends, and downright fun. There’s another component to homecoming that’s impossible to avoid: Chaos.
This past weekend, I attended Homecoming at my alma mater, The University of Kansas. Considering our football team doesn’t exactly attract the “primetime” spotlight, our game was scheduled for 11AM, which meant early busses to get from Kansas City to Lawrence, Kansas. The trip there certainly wasn’t the issue.
The issue came from hours of cheap beers followed by attempting to get everyone back on those same busses (and we have that one friend who’s horrible with directions). I’m not even saying I didn’t fall victim to the aforementioned debacle - I missed mine and said, “Looks like I’m staying in Lawrence tonight…”
After 8-10 hours, the group has dispersed across the city. A group text won’t get it done (I only knew about 1/3rd of the people on my bus), and by the time you get through individually calling everyone, you might as well be organizing Homecoming 2017.
Enter FriendLynk. With the tap of a finger you can create a ‘Plan” and quickly make plans with your friends to “meet at the bus” or as Chris Farley famously once said, “Good, Great, Grand, Wonderful, GET ON THE BUS” for you more forward people.
FriendLynk was created to connect with your friends, discover the best events near you, and to create spontaneous plans to spark the fun. This post isn't about that. This post is meant to help you envision how you could use a new kind of social media app. This post is to highlight the chaos of an event, like so many others (i.e. St. Pattys Day, Opening Day, Festivals, take your pick) and how the new wave of social media apps like FriendLynk can bring organization to the chaos and to ensure a group of friends stay exactly that: a group.