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Hugo Amsellem

Host, TEDx Paris Universit

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Building an app to deepen relationships we have with people.

Sherry Turkle's talk really moved us, and two friends and I decided to do something about it:

Technology and social innovation has been focused on increasing the quantity of interactions and the quantity of the people you interact with.

We need to spend less time reading and liking statuses online and more time with our people in real life.

Why? Because for relationships to blossom we need to have real life interactions. So we decided to build something to make them better and simpler.

We are starting to build a mobile app whose sole purpose is to have a real life interaction with people you already know and that you want to see!

This is not a spammy thread to promote the app, because the app doesn't exist yet. We just want to meet and share with people that share the vision and wanting to be a part of it! Ping us on http://bit.ly/TEDpeople

Is a mobile app that facilitate face-to-face interactions (so we can increase the quality of relationships we have with people) something you'd love to see?


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    Oct 22 2012: Wouldn't getting together in real life and spending time with people we want to see be something we can arrange by calling or emailing to invite each other over or to meet somewhere?

    Since you talk about deepening relationships, in my experience deeper relationships arise when you get together face to face with one or two people.

    Isn't the value-added for an app over a personal phone call mainly when you want to send out an alert to lots of people simultaneously?

    I assume you mean the app is for scheduling rather than somehow placing prompts for discussion on your phone. Or do you mean something like having an Ungame app on your phone?
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      Oct 24 2012: I 100% agree with you Fritzie, this is exactly what we are aiming for! I didn't know Ungame, it's a great way of getting to know people! I just answered with a new comment, tell my if the problem that we are trying to solve is more clear to you!

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