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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 17 2012: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RX_pZTlERaI

    too many people are too busy looking in their phones. i made a policy that no phone use in my clothing store, so many come in and instead of shopping, they are just looking in their phones, they are so busy with that so they don't even look at the sign saying no phone use at the entry. smart phones are making this whole thing even worse. why do they bother coming in when they are not looking at anything but their phones.
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      Nov 21 2012: Yes, we want the people to use more their phones to meet up with friends in real life, and less liking, commenting and sharing statuses! We're ready to ship in 2 weeks on the app store!

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