Check out this great story we just received:
“Is this a scam where you ask me to wire some money to an account in Nigeria?” This was the first text on our Stratton 2011 GroupMe.
What exactly GroupMe is quickly became clear as the banter among our seven friends hit a fever pitch. Dougie is airing out his smoking jacket, Andy is saying hello as each new member arrives, Bryan is at The Rusty Knot, and James is now catching on.
We didn’t need GroupMe to heighten our anticipation for the upcoming ski season but this amazing SMS-based app will be critical as we caravan from NYC to Stratton, break for lunch on the slopes, plan dinners, and share ego-stroking tales of mogul jumps.
I’ve added Groups for family, college friends, nyc friends, hometown friends, and work friends. I’ll add a group for our party tonight and ditch it tomorrow. Every plancast, foursquare check-in, local tweet, facebook place, google place, and small business should have a GroupMe.
Who knows how we’ll be using GroupMe next.
You can find Jared on Twitter here.
You’ll be happy to know, Jared, that you no longer have to manually “ditch” a group that you create for a one-night party. With our new feature, short-term groups, you can set the group to automatically end after tonight. Pretty cool, right?
Periodically, we share stories from users about how they use GroupMe in their everyday lives. If you’ve got something to say, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’re really nice.
Photo via lejoe on Flickr.