I was watching CNN tonight, and I saw a story that was so ridiculous, I wasn’t sure if it was true. I Google’d it, and yup, it’s true: Finding a seatmate through Facebook.
Details are scant, but the idea is for travelers to look at people with similar interests and then book a seat. But don’t worry if you don’t want anyone snooping on your profile.
“Both passengers have to use this tool before they make an appointment,” according to Schrijver.
The service could be ideal for business purposes and networking. But Schrijver said it is not intended as a dating tool. We’ll see.
This sounds ridiculously dumb. I get that it’s an opt-in service, so I don’t need to worry about people creeping me unless I want them to.
- What if the person I decided to sit next to, based on their Facebook profile, changes seats. Do I get to follow them? Or maybe I’ll keep checking the seatmap, watching where they move to, and I’ll keep picking a seat next to them.
- Haha and what if someone sits next to me, and I check online, see their Facebook profile, and don’t want to sit next to them?
- And what does it say about me if nobody wants to sit next to me?
So here’s the strategy. Make a fake Facebook / Linkedin profile. Say that you’re a “Professional Hot Dog Eater” and “Laxative Drug Tester.” Put some “fat bastard” esque pictures up there, and I think this might be the new way to keep the middle seat free!