Real Social Networking?

Posted 14 years ago by Adam Gautsch

Helping people hook up at Coffee shops

The duo recently launched the application, iFob, which seeks a niche in the social networking world. It sends out a "homing beacon" at wireless hotspots, alerting other users that you're nearby and receptive to socializing. Someone might broadcast a single line, "I love snowboarding" and see if anyone replies. Eventually, the messaging could lead to a conversation. The software also allows people to just "listen" at a hotspot.


olivier ~ 14 years ago

Can the beacon say "I'm the geek in the plad shirt sitting alone in the corner, please come talk to me about World Of Warcraft?"

Evan Tishuk ~ 14 years ago

Wouldn't it just make more sense to actually be playing WoW? I think this is, at best, a good idea for the wrong target and, at worst, a really stupid idea. But, then again, I thought Twitter was a bad idea too.

Personally, I'd rather wear a t-shirt saying "I'm open to socializing."

olivier ~ 14 years ago

My T-shirt says :I'm Big in Europe.

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