IRISH TIMES - May 3 - Barry Cassidy is founder of social discovery application Speeksy.com. “We want social discovery to become as seamless a part of people’s lives as Facebook is today. In the next two to five years social discovery will be how people meet new people online. Online dating will no longer own this market", said Cassidy. A beta version of his site is live but enhancements are being made. By this autumn it will be a platform for social interaction. Cassidy is working on software that will allow real-time video uploads from mobile phones that can be viewed by other people in your area who have similar interests. If you’re looking for something to do, you go to speeksy.com and search for users in your area and find something that might be of interest. When something catches your eye, you can message people who are there or simply get out and join them. Another part of the site will showcase virtual clubs, pubs, discos, cafes and venues where people can meet and get to know one another through IM and live video chat. Connections will be suggested using common interests pulled from Facebook.
by Eoin Reynolds
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