The Shaker Online Bar Brings Club-Hopping to the Internet

By: Sarah Moore - Published: Jun 8, 2012 • References: atshaker and fastcompany
While Shaker online bar may seem like another variation on a game like Second Life, the virtual social interaction program provides users with a more realistic online experience than many of its predecessors.

The program allows users to sign in using an avatar and interact with people, some friends and some strangers, in a digital bar where they can have the same meet and mingle experience they would in a real club, but from behind their screen.

Co-founded by Yonatan Maor, the idea behind the site was to encourage spontaneous meetings with new people in an online environment—an area of digital development that he says has been overlooked in the past.

While the website may tempt some to party it up on their computer, it does miss one key component that the real life bar scene has—the liquid courage garnered from boozing it up.