Web 2.0

Highlight for finding (and making?) friends

I know I’ve been terrible about sending out Bytes. I will try to be better – but something worth sharing caught my eye today:

Highlight: http://highlig.ht/

Sadly it’s not available for the Droid, so I can’t use it yet – but I think just the idea of it is interesting in a kind of creepy way. It’s an app you can download to your iPhone. Then as you stroll the streets of your city, Highlight is checking out the people around you – and letting them check out you. Here’s the description from the Highlight website:

If someone standing near you also has Highlight, their profile will show up on your phone. You can see their name, photos of them, mutual friends, and anything else they have chosen to share. When you meet someone, Highlight helps you see what you have in common with them. And when you forget their name at a party a week later, Highlight can help you remember it.

As you go about your day, Highlight runs quietly in the background, surfacing information about the people around you. If your friends are nearby, it will notify you. If someone interesting crosses your path, it will tell you more about them.

Highlight gives you a sixth sense about the world around you, showing you hidden connections and making your day more fun.

Again it’s kind of cool – but kind of creepy. It will be interesting to see what becomes of it.

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