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Fist-Bump Your Card-Stack Into Oblivion

September 17, 2009  

The sun is setting on the tyranny of business cards—that stack of stiffs that seems important as you add to it again and again, but which you never really get the chance to sort through later. Well, hail and farewell! 

One application precipitating the demise of these paper dinosaurs is Bump, which pretty much turns data-exchange into two-click hipster telepathy.

Here's how it works: you meet someone you just know you'll grok well with. Both of you load Bump. From your iPhone, you can decide—in a whip of the finger—how much data to share.

After that? Take your phone in your hand and bump fists, the way the youngin's do when somebody's done something right. Your iPhones instantly absorb each other's data—and you're done!


At a loss for words? Not to worry; there's a short video demo on the Bump Technologies website. Most important? This is a no-worries investment: Bump is free!

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  • by Mia McDonald Thu Sep 24, 2009 via web

    I loved "application" tip for what to do with this stack of business cards I've currently got crowding a corner of my desk space. As for bump, I haven't made it into the iphone phenom just yet...and righteously so.

  • by Paul Aaron Travis Sat Jun 19, 2010 via web

    I too like this application, but it doesn't work for the "other half" of the people I meet. I'm working on some content shortly for this dilemma, see www.Networking-2020.com.

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