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Facebook Café Offers Chance To Connect With Facebook Friends… Offline!

Facebook Café Offers Chance To Connect With Facebook Friends… Offline!

FACEBOOKCAFE is a relatively new café in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. The idea of this café-club is to connect friends from Facebook, but in an offline space. The only requirement is to have Facebook friends from Plovdiv or Facebook friends who visit the city. This unorthodox Facebook café community is able to exist because of the specific urban culture of Plovdiv, which is one of the oldest cities in Europe and the second largest city in Bulgaria. As an unwritten rule, Plovdiv is a place for artists and people who love to entertain. It is therefore natural that people prefer to communicate face to face, instead of spending time online. Plovdiv’s unique culture led to the idea of ‘offline Facebook communication’ through the FACEBOOKCAFE. The owners of the café club are young guys who have adapted Facebook applications perfectly to the ‘real’ world. Just as an example – If you’re hungry you can order the YoFarm salad (a tribute to Farmville)! J This really is an unusual place, and it’s proving a success with customers. The café club opened its doors at the end of last year and is continuing to develop new ideas. Every regular customer will receive an e-card and when they enter the venue, it will automatically show on his/her Facebook account! It sounds cool, doesn’t it? You’ll get to show off to your Facebook friends that you’re having coffee at the Facebook cafe. Furthermore, if you want to use Facebook while at the café, it’s easy since an intelligent system allows all messages, photos and videos, to show on a screen at the table you are sitting!  There are apparently many other ideas in the pipeline, which the owners are currently keeping to themselves. This is a really innovative concept which links today’s digital culture with traditional face-to-face communication. According to data published by the software and marketing company Komfo Bulgaria, over 1 million Bulgarians use Facebook, the largest social network in the word at the moment. The data also shows that the number of Facebook users in the country increased ten-fold from January 2009 and almost one third of all Bulgarians who use the internet are registered on the social network. According to Komfo Bulgaria, Facebook is used for both personal and business purposes. Images Source: http://yurukov.net

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