cool new thing: cardflick
I’m off to SXSW Interactive today with the Foodspotting team to help host our Street Food Fest on Saturday!
For those unfamiliar with SXSW, the first week is like spring break for nerds (self included) where tech people from all over descend on Austin to meet and eat and drink and cure hangovers with free brunch sponsored by companies like Groupon. It’s an opportunity to network and, usually, a great escape from the cold still plaguing New York City and Silicon Valley at this time of year. Except for this weekend, of course, with blue skies and high 60’s projected for New York and rain and humidity in Austin. Ah well, what can you do…
So, you know all that moving around I did back in November and December? No? Well, let’s just say I moved three times in thirty days and, somewhere in the shuffle, left my Foodspotting business cards at my cousin’s apartment where Mittens and I were staying for a few weeks.
Enter CardFlick to save the day. I just learned about these sexy - free! - digital business cards from Foodspotting CEO Alexa yesterday. You can design your cards however you’d like, but even the stock templates are pretty good looking if you’re feeling lazy. CardFlick lets you link to all your social networks and allows you to display everything you would expect from a paper card except it’s all hyperlinked and you can email the card to anybody. (Muy importante because not everyone has a smartphone, but most people have email addresses.)
Sign up at cardflick.co and then download the iPhone app to share your contact deets easily without having to trek all the way to Queens to retrieve the boxes of business cards that you abandoned at cousin Lily’s.