New social network aims for real-time connections
WASHINGTON (AFP) - Walk into a room of people, and your smartphone can tell if you have a connection to any of them, if it can find the right data.
A social networking app called SocialRadar released on Thursday analyses smartphone users' social networks including Facebook and Twitter, and correlates that with location data, to let people know in real time about their connections to those around them.
While some apps already use geolocation data, SocialRadar aggregates information from major social networks and matches that with a smartphone's location for "real-time intelligence." This means you can see in real time the people around you with whom you share a connection across several services.
"There are over a billion people with smartphones, and more than two billion social media profiles in the cloud, but no intersection of that information," says SocialRadar founder and chief executive Michael Chasen.