Wednesday, February 10, 2010

The ultimate social medium

For your amusement on a soon-to-be-snowy day here in Boston. Original post is here.

Introducing the Hot New Social Network, PhoneBook

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.”


bluejay said...

My first time responding to this wonderful blog that I have been reading nearly everyday for more than two years, and I have to say the new game PhoneBook prompted me to nearly fall off my chair with laughter. Paul, you bring tears, laughter and knowledge to us, and I am deeply grateful.

endodoc said...

OMG! 3D!

Anne said...

This is a riot... I am thinking second career here. Comedy writers are always needed.

SurfingNoah said...

Hilarious, indeed...
However, (having been there myself and spent lots of time in court as a youngster) I know that judges can offer 'alternative sentences' such as community service, etc instead of cash fines.
We had a young man volunteer in our SNF to pay off a citation that he couldn't afford.

e-Patient Dave said...

I seem to recall, a few years back, a TV commercial for something better than Virtual Reality - even MORE lifelike, 3D, experiential - with full sensation - "it's..... ACTUAL reality! Go outside and play!"