Uencounter.me is a Web 2.0 application that offers interest and fun via mapping life experiences with a special focus on recognizing the people that were encountered there. Uencounter.me allows for public expressions of gratitude that acknowledge positive interactions. Utilizing a specific point in time, even those ‘encounters’ that are vague in our memory or completely random, can be publicly recognized and appreciated. In addition, finding old friends or acquaintances by posting an Inquiry with a photo and using the power of social communication is also accomplished. Engaging in ‘map fun’, a unique feature of uencounter.me is the ability to ‘overlay’ a user map onto that of another with whom you are ‘linked’; allowing users to identify when they may have been in the same place at the same time but were unaware!
Furthermore, uencounter.me allows the user identify how their links are connected – bringing the concept of ‘six degrees of separation’ to life! Users serendipitously learn something novel about old or new friends and are able to engage in the power of Gratitude at the same time.