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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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      Nov 9 2012: Merci beaucoup for the time you took to think with us, Myf! We mainly think shame is at the bottom of why connections don't occur. Because people are afraid they are not worthy of connection. More precisely, they fear that if they ask someone to hangout, they'll decline. So they endup hanging with the same few people, or staying alone. The networking, signing in to a group chat is an answer to those fears. We want to create a place where those fears don't exist, and where you can just see who's of your friends are available to hangout, and just hangout with them easily!

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