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  • Social Discovery Apps Like Highlight Are A Recruiter’s Wet Dream At SXSW

    Social Discovery Apps Like Highlight Are A Recruiter’s Wet Dream At SXSW

    The history of location-based social discovery apps is a lot longer than the current hype surrounding Highlight and Glancee, currently darlings of the South by Southwest festival. Back in 2007 TechCrunch’s founder Mike Arrington noted the existence of social mobile apps like Lime Juice, Rummble, Mig33, ZYB, Mocospace, Aka-Aki, Nokia Sensor, Dodgeball, Mobiluck, MeetMoi and Imity, just… Read More

  • The Privacy Problem: We Have Met The Enemy And He Is Us

    The Privacy Problem: We Have Met The Enemy And He Is Us

    This morning I was ready to bust some heads. I got a text message at about 8:39 from Highlight, the hot new social network thing that will disappear once everyone digests the last of their brisket on the plane ride home from SXSW. The SMS was pretty innocuous (“Download the app!”) but it included a list of 141 phone numbers. Had iOS been able to handle sending messages to 141 people… Read More

  • Highlight Needs To Let You Switch Off ‘Friend Of Friend’ Notifications Before SXSW

    Highlight Needs To Let You Switch Off ‘Friend Of Friend’ Notifications Before SXSW

    Ambient location app Highlight is a big deal. Eldon likes it, Scoble likes it, MG and Mike like it and Grindr fan Charlie Cheever likes it. More importantly, I like it. Before you call me out for being slightly narcissistic with the above statement (which wouldn’t make me at all unique in my field), here’s why the fact that I like it is important; In case you haven’t noticed… Read More