WooMe: A FRENETIC user eXperience
This is a mashup not for the faint of heart: Online dating, video IM, Twitter and speed dating! We finally got our invite to the closed alpha of WooMe. (thanks guys!) You sign up for a session – right now these are scheduled in the evening only – Pacific time. Once your session begins you’re connected via video to another person – you have 60 seconds to make an impression. Once the minute is up – you’re automatically connected to another. Five in a row in five minutes.
The UI is brilliantly simple: a few keywords to inspire conversation… some of her/his interests. You can also give your impression of the person in ONE word. For the most part only California surfer types are signed up – but the platform is interesting. I can see this being applied to job fairs / recruiting events… Even a Facebook app – Get caught up with five friends “face-to-face” in five minutes!
Frenetic, frenzied, frantic, feverish!