MagnetU brings your social profiles to the streets

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MagnetU

MagnetUMagnetU is a new $24 device which promises to make you a more social animal. The device will contain all your social network profiles including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, FourSquare, and others. When you come in a close proximity of someone else on a street, in a university, a library, a cafe, or some other social place and that person’s profiles matches your sufficiently, you both will be notified via text message or an app so that you could be friends. Sounds interesting? Think again.

Such a technology is really cool, for sure. But is it really necessary. Its true that finding new people to talk to is good, but it doesn’t necessary have to be with the help of a gadget and technology. If you are using a gadget to make friends, doesn’t it mean you are not being really “social” and just tech-addicted?

MagnetU will turn out to be something like Facebook, if it becomes a hit. And given its low cost and the attractive features, it has a very good possibility of becoming popular. Everyone around you will be walking around with a MagnetU in their pockets. And a person who doesn’t possess a MagnetU will be left out of most of the fun when people around him/her are having a lot of fun. Dont you think?

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But on the other hand, this can be really cool. You can literally befriend a lot of people by just walking close to each other. As the video below describes, you could find your attractive friends, you can grow your friends’ circle. But do you really need this? That is the question.

It will be like surrendering to the technology for more of the good things that the human species is good for, for being social. But if you are really interested in the MagnetU, bid for your time. It will around the corner pretty soon. According to MagnetU’s founder Yaron Moradi:

“Once you hit the street, MagnetU starts building and creating automatic dynamic social proximity networks with people you like around you. These social proximity networks are called dynamic social proximity circles.”

A very good distraction when you are really busy with something, dont you think? Anyway, if you are a developer and want to play around with this, you can get the APIs over here.

 

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