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 1 month ago '04        #1
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Google Launches a new social network to compete with Facebook.
 

 
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After shutting down failed Google+ in April, the big G is giving this social network thing another go. Itís currently trialing Shoelace, a hyperlocal network for people who want to find others to join them in activities like sports and attending shows.

Itís currently invite-only, and promises to help you ďconnect with others who have the same interests.Ē. You can create a listing for an event or activity youíre participating in, and invite friends and strangers to join you. In addition, Shoelace will surface events that you might be into.

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From our own coverage of that app, it looks like that was one of the first breakout projects by Google employees who wanted to try out ideas that werenít part of the companyís mainstream products. Over the past few years, itís encouraged similar efforts with Area 120, an internal incubator thatís given rise to interesting apps like Touring Bird, Rivet, Game Builder, Grasshopper, Uptime, Shortwave, and Supersonic.

Schemer shut down in 2014 and didnít seem to make much of a mark; itíll be interesting to see if Google plays its cards differently this time around to float Shoelace once it launches widely.

Shoelace runs on Android and iOS, and is currently available only in New York City. The Android app appears to have been removed from the Play Store, but an installer is available to sideload from APK Mirror. You canít yet sign up for an invite, so weíll have to wait and see how Google opens this up to more people.

visit this link https://shoelace.nyc/
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 1 month ago '18        #2
Txheat 47 heat pts47
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Sounds like another version of MeetUp.
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 1 month ago '18        #3
guizai 
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no thanks, i'm good
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 1 month ago '06        #4
damn_ryght 
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I hope this one fixes everything thats wrong with meetup
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 1 month ago '07        #5
ptwist 50 heat pts50
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Been trying for years to make a dent in the social world. We'll see I guess.
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 1 month ago '05        #6
MATIX 
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Finally local hot singles are in my area! Except they don't want hang out with me
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 1 month ago '12        #7
mars15 75 heat pts75
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Is there a meet up app that’s popping? I’m at the part of my life (late 20s) where a lot of my close friends are starting families, moving away etc so after work and an occasional date or fling I don’t have a ton of people where I can just hit up any time I’m free and say let’s reach this gym, game, movie etc so I def need to look into some sort of app like this
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 1 month ago '15        #8
nyzthoro 
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 1 month ago '11        #9
BtMkRs 13 heat pts13
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Google been having a lot of misses
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 1 month ago '16        #10
Boogersugar 83 heat pts83
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 damn_ryght said
I hope this one fixes everything thats wrong with meetup
What's wrong with meetup I've never used it but I'm curious


 1 month ago '08        #11
RokkyRok 53 heat pts53
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I read the title like "who bumped this old article about Google wave...google+...oh sh*t they're doing another one?"

The problem is that they keep making these platforms invite-only &, unlike gmail email, social media requires that everyone has access to the same platform to participate.

So like the last 3 times, you get hyped for an invite, you try to invite your friends, half of them join & no one ever uses it.
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 1 month ago '16        #12
IGotIt 1 heat pts
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 nyzthoro said

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 1 month ago '17        #13
Tupacpatel 
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 Txheat said
Sounds like another version of MeetUp.
A free version

 1 month ago '18        #14
BlaqThum 
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 Tupacpatel said
A free version
Only cost you your personal data
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 1 month ago '05        #15
BurninLz 36 heat pts36
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Facebook and Google products can get fu*ked


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 1 month ago '14        #16
Epitome 110 heat pts110
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 BlaqThum said
Only cost you your personal data
everything collecting yo personal data y'all need to get over it
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 1 month ago '18        #17
BlaqThum 
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 Epitome said
everything collecting yo personal data y'all need to get over it
Did I quote you?

 3 weeks ago '18        #18
The3 1 heat pts
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Oh no not google + 2.0 , Here come's that you have to be of part of the site to get to youtube and gmail

 3 weeks ago '08        #19
606robin 29 heat pts29
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n*ggas failed with Google Plus...

 2 weeks ago '06        #20
realgunta 1002 heat pts1002
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imo Google+ was good, idk why they shut it down

i feel like they should/could have pushed a bit harder with it. It was honestly a good platform

i used it for business back in 2013 and at the time it was easier to reach the target audience when compared to Facebook (this was without paying for anything)

but will i be trying out this new social media app? fu*k no
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 2 weeks ago '17        #21
Timberwolves 112 heat pts112
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will try to find a group to go hiking with


 2 weeks ago '08        #22
thisguymush 4 heat pts
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ahh doesn't sound interested to me personally but I think that Google + could have been something. It was for a specific type of user. I just think it was bout 2-3 years ahead of its time but 3 years behind the others... so who knows



 2 weeks ago '04        #23
deziking 123 heat pts123
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looks like they didnt get enought personal data from g+ so they want new info. fucc outta here.
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