352 Inc. / Digital Marketing / October 22nd, 2008

Missed Connections are taking over…

I’ve always been intrigued by Craigslist.  You can find anything from a job to housing to game tickets.  About a year ago while browsing the incredible amount of links I discovered the Holy Grail…missed connections.  I know it weird…but the postings are wildly entertaining.  They were so entertaining that I kept coming back.  Missed connections has become one of my guilty pleasures.  That “instant connection” that people feel, which is nothing more than a crush, keeps people holding on for something more.  It’s not really a secret around the office that I love to read missed connections, so when a coworker came across an article on CNN about it she sent it to me.  The article, found here, talks about the cult phenomenon that is missed connections.  I had no idea that people out there love it as much as I do (though while I read it for entertainment purposes, they mostly read it to see if they’ve been missed).  I also couldn’t believe some of the stories about people getting married from missed connections.  I mean, I’m not one to judge but finding my future husband on craigslist’s missed connections is a little strange.  The article also opened my eyes to an entire internet world with sites like www.kismeet.com, www.isawyou.com, and www.subwaycrush.com.  It talks about the how our culture is changing and relying on this thought that if you meet someone you like and don’t get their number you can always just find them on the internet!  The world is changing…and apparently you don’t have to worry about missing out on someone anymore.