Listen: Google takes another run at social networking with Shoelace
"Google apparently can't quit trying to make new social networks you see Google has a problem never made a successful social network but you have to give him some credit for never giving up after the shutdown of platforms like or cut Google buzz who you remember that in Google plus and the shuttering of messaging services like aloe and Google wave it appears that Google is testing out yet another social network this one called shoelace. Nope not even kidding you devout by Google's experimental area one twenty product development workshop shoelace is a hyper local social networking APP available on Android and I._O._S.. That aims to connect people based on shared interests in specific events in in person activities in short shoelace looks like a social network that encourages people to spend. Less time on their phones the more time doing something anything in real life mostly how long this lasts for I'll have to see their shoelace users are able to create loops like the Luke's shoelace kit which are essentially li-listening three events that can be shared with others the APP decide goal of possibly helping people make a new friend or two conversely. If you don't have any of your own events to suggest us can designate their interest in a variety of categories shoe late will use to recommend a number of hand-picked activities the things you might like so you won't have any excuse for saying. There's nothing fun to do ever again. Unless you live out in like crack nowhere in which case it's like can make an event with me hanging out in the back burner fire. I don't know in like you have your own self and you invite yourself and go. You have a fire all by yourself <hes>. I don't think it's designed for that. Obviously I'm being sarcastic. Only mainly seems seems to be targeting cities in suburban areas for the most part but will have to actually see what happens as I was reading the article out thinking like you mean the seems to be a little bit of a mash of between like swarm slash foursquare and the meet up in we have meetings and events and you can promote them around in your local area okay but you don't get any credits or points for checking in so that Kinda defeat gamification purpose gazette foursquare swarm built on so we'll find out the article goes on to say users will also be able to create profile so they can share some tidbits about themselves learn about others in their crews and make it easier to organize and plan for upcoming events okay right there to branding naming should not have been crews for the group's. It should have been soul maids. Get it get it. You've read his article. WE'RE GONNA lose it. According to shoelaces listing on Google play store the most recent update to the APP added the ability to share loops using a hyperlink something that would make it even easier to spread the word about upcoming events. Unfortunately shoelaces currently only available in one place New York City so if you're listening from there in your from New York City probably have good shot testing it out Google says its goal is to bring shoelace to cities across the U._S. U._S.. In future Google is even taking requests for suggestions on places. It should bring shoelace to next and even if you do live in or near N._Y._C. Access the shoelace is invite only for now and while it's fine as it is to poke Google for past Ilyas in social networking space amid growing concerns at time spent on platforms like twitter facebook Instagram Youtube for that matter you do have a social network. It's called a youtube is having a negative impact on our lives. It's kind of refreshing to see social network whose main purpose is to encourage the people to spend less time on set network and more time actually doing things Yelich four squares form of meet up and all the other sites do already we have plenty of options to choose from. Please just add another one to make an even if shoelace doesn't make it in the long run and don't be surprised to see many of its features <unk> ideas incorporated into Google maps or another Google service in the future so that's all I'm going to say about that and if I say anymore I'm going to start the kick flips. Tips are something we'll find"