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MagnetU Finds Social Networks of Nearby People

Posted on December 6, 2011
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An Israel-based startup introduces a unique gadget that creates a social network of relevant people who carry the same device. The magnetU, which the company of the same name describes as a “proximity networking” device, compares your profile to fellow users within short distances. When two magnetU’s find a match, they alert their respective owners through SMS or mobile app. The alert also informs the user how “strong” the match is as well as whatever contact information the device owners have allowed in their privacy settings.

The devices also allow physical interactivity with each other. For instance, when two users press their respective “cheers” button and knock their magnetU’s together, the gadgets automatically send each other friend requests on all of their social networks.

Users can also change the profiles they display depending on the situation. You can display your “social profile” while looking for an ideal date at a bar or a “business profile” when searching for a preferred business partner.

Since magnetU relies on crowdsourced data, there has to have a lot of users to experience its full effect. Another potential drawback is that the device is used separately from your smartphone.

The magnetU is set to launch in about six weeks, according to source.

Source: Mashable

 
 

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magnetU works together with a magnetU app on your smart phone. It is not used separately from your smart phone.
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