Shaker is an online chat room where Facebook users can interact, listen to music and enjoy a virtual night out. Shaker was found in June 2010 and has raised 3 million dollars in founding. It started up in New York and is followed by a private beta in Tel Aviv.
It is becoming more and more clear that Facebook users, above a certain age, are getting tired of running farms and restaurants, and basically pretending to work in their spare or free time. That is where Shaker comes to save the world and provides a more mature environment for people to socialize in a socializing network. The app provides a bar with a terrace on top a sky-scrapper.
The application makes the perfect environment to start a conversation because to start a conversation in Shaker you just walk up to a person and introduce yourself, maybe offer them a drink, as you would normally do in real life. Shaker is made very life-like. You can phone somebody in-game or set up meetings at the bar.
The success of this app can be acknowledged by the over 10 000 users that already use the app or by the fact that this socializing Facebook app won at Disrupt Cup.