Wouldn’t it be a better world if we noticed our commonalities rather than our differences?At ConnectU we think we all have so much in common, but we don’t even know it. We want to change this.
Hang out with your neighbors on the last Saturday of April (a day we're calling "Neighborday"). Click here to say you'll Do It, and we'll send you GOOD's Neighborday Survival Guide and a bunch of other fun stuff.
There's nothing like sharing a great meal to help a crowd loosen up and turn strangers into friends. But if you're new to town (wherever that may be), it may be hard to find the right crowd to get dinner with, or the right friend to organize a meal and invite you. Enter Grubwithus, a new web platform for people eager to socialize around a delicious meal with a self-selecting group of people.
If you've checked out Google+ yet, and one recent estimate says 18 million of us have, you may have asked yourself the same question I did when confronted with the challenge of dividing people I know into categories ("circles" in Google+ parlance) called "friends" and "acquaintances": Is Choire Sicha my friend?
Founded in 2006, Spokeo began as a social network aggregator whose deep web-searching tools allowed people to keep tabs on their friends' various online profiles. The site's innocent origins, however, gave way to a creepier reality when it was discovered that it was a really great way to wrangle a lot of different, intimate information about a person into one place. What it's become since—Spokeo 5.0 was launched in November of 2010—is a strange amalgamation of information about where people live (complete with pictures of their homes via Google Maps), how much money they make, how to reach them on the phone, and who their relatives are. Were that not enough, just last month Spokeo added a section to their site that allows users to cull information using what you may have thought was an anonymous social networking handle like "Mark534" or "PennyLane86."