SXSW Accelerator: Social tech startups sampler
Scott Laningham 100000GSNP Visits (2100)
The excitement at the 2014 SXSWi Accelerator is building with the winners being announced this evening. Social Media startups presented this afternoon, and here’s a taste.
Connect, from San Francisco, aggregates and maps all your friends from Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIN, Instagram, and more and allows you to keep in touch with them without “the creepiness of GPS.” They do that by aggregating “check-in” data from the above mentioned social platforms. I guess this is targeted at a demographic Im not a part of since I almost never check in anywhere. I must be missing all of the fun, so I’m gonna check it out. Geolocation based offers and events is the market they are eventually after for monetizing their service.