San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) August 20, 2013
Today Speeksy, the Social Discovery Network that helps people meet new people through shared interests, is proud to announce the launch of its Social Conversations Platform on Web and Mobile. Social Conversations leverages Facebook Open Graph Data to connect users to new people through video and text conversations centered around music and pop culture topics.
With the launch of its new Platform, Speeksy will provide an alternative social channel for Facebook users to easily break the ice with new people through mutual friends, interests and location. Speeksy also provides an opportunity for users to get to know new people in a more engaging manner by incorporating video comments and messaging. Use of video creates richer visual interaction during the 'first impression' phase involved with getting to know new people online.
"We believe that the way we meet new people online is ripe for reinvention. Speeksy allows users to engage socially without the pre-defined agenda of online dating," said Barry Cassidy, founder of Speeksy. "We wanted to create an alternative Social Channel linked to Facebook that would facilitate users in meeting new people more naturally. Rather than just searching a database of profiles, introductions to new people come by engaging with content on a daily basis and in turn being connected to people through mutual friends, common interests and fun conversation topics."
The Social Conversations Platform includes new streaming music features through an integration with SoundCloud. Users create and share playlists that can also be used as a conversation icebreaker. Users can also record video introductions and comments to SoundCloud playlists they wish to share with their existing friends on Facebook.
"Other Social Discovery and Online Dating Sites force users to create profiles and write essays about themselves. We wanted to allow users to let their personality come through organically over time by engaging in conversation around their interests," said Speeksy co-founder Tom Tsatsos.
About Speeksy: Launched in 2012, Speeksy is a social discovery platform that connects users to new people through their interests. People are connected using social context that takes the stigma out of the direct nature of conventional online dating. Speeksy was co-founded in the heart of SOMA by Barry Cassidy, ex-Adobe Systems and Tom Tsatsos, entrepreneur.
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