Saying goodbye to business cards

  • Article by: JULIE WEED , New York Times
  • Updated: December 4, 2012 - 4:35 PM

Hardly anybody exchanges real cards nowadays. Finding contacts and exchanging information with them? There's an app for that.

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localguyDec. 5, 12 8:10 AM

I have yet to be in a meeting with new contacts where business cards weren't dealt out like playing cards. A business card is a mini-billboard, with graphics that promote your business and a newly acquired business card stands out in a way that a new entry into my contacts list does not. I generally exchange E mails and get their contact info into my contact list from that. Also, not everyone has a smart phone (even in this day and age) and it seems unlikely that all of the apps are compatible. IMO, the day of the business cards is not yet over, although it may be fading.

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ZombiehunterDec. 5, 1212:08 PM

"An app for that" only works if you have a smart phone, and many people still have older models that they're loathe to upgrade.

I don't hand out many cards for business, but I'm finding I do it more and more for hobbies these days. I make a lot of contacts through my outside interests and people want to know how to get ahold of me. Apps are nice in that regard, but they're not universal yet.

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cabramsDec. 5, 12 2:48 PM

Sorry folks, business cards are still here. I have yet to see anyone replace them with a mobile app. And I am in that business.

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