The bragging and boasting that goes along with exchanging business cards could be done and over with, sorry folks. A great read from the Globe and Mail has the BlackBerry replacing those little rectangular representations of ourselves, having the user opt for exhanging their PIN instead and using their BlackBerry as their strongest networking tool.
“Ask them for their PIN — an eight-digit personal identification number that is ascribed to a hand-held — and they will be happy to oblige. Sending a message via PIN means it remains solely within the BlackBerry network, which therefore allows users to feel like they are a part of a smaller community.”
The article goes on further, saying that the BlackBerry even helps those who’ve got too much on their mind (or experimented too much in college) with remembering names and addresses and such.
“On a recent trip from Cairo to Kuwait, Manny Mounouchos, president of Toronto-based Avante Security, struck up a conversation with his fellow passenger and they happily added each other’s contact information to their devices. Once home, Mounouchos merely needed to type “Kuwait” to recall the passenger’s name.”
You can check out the rest of the article, entitled “Generation BlackBerry ditches the business card”, here.