Do you remember the fuss a while back when Facebook started to roll out their 'find friends nearby' feature and promptly had to withdraw it because they might have 'borrowed' the idea from elsewhere? Well, Friendthem had the patent on the idea and here is that very same (with a few improvements) app which now works in connection with Facebook but independently. I guess the big difference between Friendthem and other social networks is that while the likes of Facebook and Twitter are great at connecting with people they lack a little impetus when it comes to continuing those connections. Friendthem is a real-time application that aims to foster and continue those friendships for all parties mutual benefit.
Friendthem is a location-based, "real time" application that eliminates the search process and allows for both instant social and/or business connections with the people around you. But most importantly, it opens opportunities for connections that can be used either now or later and ensures that a new connection is never lost. Friendthem's tag line is "Life happens when people connect" because they realize, whether it's business or personal, lives are enriched through connections with each other. Friendthem provides a seamless new platform for doing so with the vision to foster both social and business connections right here and right now - on the spot and in real time. In these times of high unemployment, increased competition for jobs is at a premium and anything that increases your chances of getting noticed must make your job prospects a little better. With a huge amount of the employment opportunities being awarded via word of mouth these days, the person who connects with a potential Friendthem contact has a clear advantage in today’s job market and business world. In college, business or just socially contacts often converge and get together and Friendthem is a useful platform for seizing the moment in every way. Friendthem could well be described as the next frontier in the social and business networking revolution.
Despite LinkedIn's efforts to put more social into their network hasn't quite managed to bridge the gap yet between it's perception as a business social community and the wider Facebook style of social interaction. Friendthem goes some way towards filling that position with this user friendly app that presents your social friends with your business opportunities and manages to intermingle the pair quite nicely. Facebook obviously thought the GPS technology available in Friendthem was well worthy of their site but it's potential as a business and employment tool might well prove to be of more worth than its social implications.