Google's new tool to supercharge your social life
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July 12, 2019
Hand-picked things to do with others who share your interests. It’s fun, easy and free.
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New Google Area 120 project Shoelace aims to connect people around shared interests
A new project from Google's in-house incubator, Area 120, aims to help people find things to do and others who share your same interests. Through a new app called Shoelace - a name designed to make you think of tying things together - users can browse through a set of hand-picked ...
Google's taking another crack at building a social network
After shutting down failed Google+ in April, the big G is giving this social network thing another go. It's currently trialing Shoelace, a hyperlocal network for people who want to find others to join them in activities like sports and attending shows. It's currently invite-only, and promises to help you "connect with others who have the same interests.".
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Erwin James Will
What is the over/under on when this will get closed down?
i give it half a year
Founder of @Composioco
I give it a year... it will get 3 months of "curiosity use" and then die a slow death for the next 9 months...
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Hard to say. If it gets a national release with advertisers paying to be listed as good places/products/etc for local events &/or activities it'll be around for a few years. If not, they'll pick out the "good parts" & try again within a year.
So Steve Stevens, the Facebook killer, I'm pretty sure H1-B guys sicced him after me because I was cutting in on their market. This is obviously a hook up app for Bohemians. What protections do Sergey and Larry have in mind to prevent communicable disease? Or crime? There are serial murderers active. A bunch of Epsteins and Chapos, their commie decadent friends. I bet they are just licking their chops at this. Sergey, Larry, Zuck, Gates, Ellison, they're all Marxists, right? So who cares if a hundred thousands of Americans die of bird flu, or even something worst. All that matters is VP CCP Xi is happy. And we should eat your LIBRA garbage as you attack the dollar with a big BAN BOSSY smile on our face, huh Ms. Sandberg? MONEY. OR PRISON.
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Probably going to shutdown after a year 😂
Product Manager, RedLight Software
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Interesting, I was about to create something similar, but more conversation oriented. Curious how it evolves and when it will be available in Europe or even Austria...
I would never invest on anything Google. Their track of cancelling/closing down projects and using everybody as their guinea pigs has left a really bad taste in my mouth...
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