Talk to strangers on the phone
By: Jessica Saxena. Medically Reviewed By: Lauren Fawley. Human beings are social creatures by nature.
Brent came up with SayMore after an inspired conversation with the guy next to him on a plane.
SayMore will need a way to keep people coming back to blather or home in on some truly lonely users who need the company of strangers. Loneliness and alienation are real problems worth solving. The calls run with HD voice over cellular or Wi-Fi for free, and sound better than a normal phone call. But the reason people love texting is that phone calls take energy to keep alive.
We gabbed about whether people really needed another way to communicate. Some examples include:.
Technology: Is Uber good for the world? Once you fill out a brief profile blurb, SayMore gives you a curated list of things to talk about. You know, so you can just talk about your feelings.
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Somewhere between texting and video chat, the mobile phone stopped being a phone. Fashion: Share tips on how to spruce up your summer wardrobe! But SayMore will have to fight the current as everyone says less.
That could be the answer to how SayMore avoids people getting bored of strangers and never coming back. Brent explained that it can be tough to cut through the manicured success theater people purport on a place like Facebook, but the power of voice can trigger real emotions.
While it might be novel to chat up a stranger, attempts in the meatspace like Highlight and over video like ChatRoulette and Airtime have petered out. Otherwise, it might see its line go dead.
His new app lets you browse pre-made discussion topics, preview the profile of a conversation partner, and start a free VOIP call with them. Then you can go about your day and wait for a ping.