Highlight’s New Vision for Social Networking: Creepy, Magical, and Probably Inevitable | Wired Design | Wired.com

Posted: December 13, 2013 by Wildcat in Uncategorized

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In the coming decade, the internet will be about bringing people together in the real world. Highlight wants to be the social network that rings in this new era.

Highlight wants to be the social network that rings in this new era. It’s something entirely different than the networks we know today, built not on distant friendships and disembodied interactions but instead on whoever happens to be around you at a given moment. The newest version of the app, available for iPhone and Android, uses every sensor, signal, and stream it can get its hands on to passively figure out what you’re doing, and it intelligently scans users nearby to figure out who you might be interested in. It’s not necessarily about people you know but people you could know. And that makes it both way cooler and way creepier than Facebook could ever dream of being.

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