zaterdag 13 november 2004

The end of blind dating?

This BBC story talks about the possibility that blind dating is over due to the increaing number of 3G video-phone users. 3 has done an experiment in the UK and it 'proved' to be so succesful they are thinking about a new online dating service using these phones. But what I don't understand is why we need a 3G phone to do this when so many people are using instant messaging with a webcam already...? What's the real advantage of being mobile here?

"'One of the problems with video phones is people don't really know what to video. It is a weird technology. We have not quite worked out what it is for. This gives it a focus and a useful one,' she told BBC News. "

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