Thursday, March 26, 2009

iFlirt





















I saw this on IBD in an AP article on how startups are still alive and well.  "Demo Day" in Silicon Valley allowed mostly 20-something inventors to pitch their ideas to investors.  One of them was Jodie Griggs (above) of Nambii.  
"The startup provides iPhone dating applications that can be used to flirt with people near you."
It's part of a new wave of applications that are taking advantage of SNS and smaller mobile platforms like iPhone.  Making hookups easier one byte at a time.

4 comments:

JD said...

To me it seems like just one more means of being social without being...social. Meaning, there is less person to person interaction, rather it is phone to phone. I think sometimes technology is just a mask to hide behind. Then again, maybe it will give people new confidence that they might not have had before.

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eb07 said...

Like JD stated, I think there is a definite loss of interaction with this application. However, like all things now, why can't flirting be done through technology? Everyone is so busy, or so it seems, that meeting in person just to flirt is probably not the best use of their time.

Nonetheless, this application is just completely pointless... the whole basis of flirting is done through person-to-person interaction. Soon, no one is going to know the true meaning of a hug and kiss. Instead, text messages stating "xoxox" or "<3" will be all flirting consists of...

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