Facebook and Cisco are going into business together on a project that will help both consumers and business owners. It’s called CMX for Facebook Wi-Fi.
How CMX for Facebook Wi-Fi Works:
- Consumers connect to the network of a participating business, open their browser on any mobile device or laptop, and a Facebook check-in page appears.
- After checking in, consumers are directed to the business’ Facebook Page, where they can receive the latest information about the venue.
WiFi is one of those things that wasn’t even on my radar five years ago but now feels like a necessity. Whether I’m at the grocery store, the mall, at a restaurant, I feel the need for free WiFi. It’s how I check prices, download coupons and entertain myself while I’m waiting for my order. Sure, I have a data plan on my phone but 3G often leaves me high and dry. I’d trade a check-in for a WiFi connection without hesitation.