Tag Archives: location-based

A Smart Step Forward Into Ambient Social Networking: Facebook Acquired Glancee

Glancee is a leader in ambient social networking, along with competitors Highlight and Sonar. Unlike its competitors Glancee is the easiest to use and least creepy of the bunch. Perhaps this is part of the reason Facebook bought Glancee instead of one of its competitors.Or, it could just be the mobile service that came with […]

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Creepy? Or Just Effective Ambient Social Networking?: Facebook Updates Messenger For iOS and Android

Facebook’s updated messenger now allows you the ability to see if someone has read a message you sent. It will tell you who has seen the message right below the message–this message has been seen by… The updated messenger service also lets you see if someone is working on a message to send back to you. In […]

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Sonar: Uncover The Connections You Share With People Nearby

Sonar is a mobile iPhone app that lets you uncover the connections you share with people nearby. The app taps into one of your social networking accounts (Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, Foursquare) and scans the public profiles of people around you, and then arranges them based on similarities based on mutual interests or friends in common. The interface is […]

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Banjo Reaches 1 Million Users Faster Than Pinterest, Foursquare & Twitter Did

Ambient social networking tool Banjo hit the 1 miliion user mark in just 9 months. The same feat was accomplished by Twitter in 24 months, Foursquare in 16 months and Pinterest in 13 months. Banjo’s succes lies in the company’s top priority: adapting to the customer’s needs. For example, when the company saw Instagram’s fast-moving […]

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The Stalker-Free Path to Ambient Social Networking: Glancee

Glancee is an ambient social networking app devoid of any creepiness. The app, which you can get for iPhone or Android platforms, is one of the most straight-forward location-based services out there. You just launch the app, and it immediately shows you the Facebook profiles of people nearby. Unlike other similar services, it doesn’t map out exactly […]

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