Wednesday, April 16, 2008

the one that got away

the Fallon Planning blog points toward a new Craigslist-like service that is focused on NYC subway crushes that were cut short by the inevitable lack of courage or closing door. Subway Crush lets users post a note to the one that got away. as a midwest dude who relies on four and two wheels only, the thought of commuting and traveling by subway/train has always been romantic. it goes with my theory that everyone steps onto an airplane hoping to have their lives changed at 30,000ft. there's a collision of intention and random, schedule and serendipity that occurs in public transportation.

anyway, i like this social-network-meets-want-ad style. i think the increase in people habitually checking such a localized forum will spread into other arenas. as with most things organic, i wonder how brands might adopt this model.

this post also allowed me to use one of my favorite New Yorker covers.



Blogger Elizabeth said...

amazing. i'm passing this link on to my friends in new york.

it reminds me of a video i watched a few months ago of a guy searching for his subway crush and creating a website to find her:

also, too bad lance bass didn't have this site in 2001:

11:16 AM  
Blogger Andy Woolard said...

i swear, Elizabeth, if you ever link me to a Lance Bass trailer again....

11:20 AM  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

hahaha! just be glad i didn't link you to the music video.

11:53 AM  

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