Consumers are looking for more convenient and unique ways to get the things that they need. Playing off of the success of Airbnb is EatWith, a service that allows people to use their homes to host dinner parties for anyone who signs up, creating an exclusive social experience as well as a home cooked meal. Convenient social experiences aren’t only for those who Tinder, as PathSource, a mobile/social app for job searching, allows employers and the unemployed to find opportunities in (literally) their surrounding areas. Lastly, Miranda July, the film director notorious for ‘We Think Alone’ (a project that sent one email every Monday morning from her own inbox to a list of random subscribers - keep in mind her friends range from Lena Dunham to Kirsten Dunst and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar) has a new (anti-)social app, ‘Somebody’. The app introduces a new type of messaging platform that allows consumers to enlist other people in their area to deliver their bad news on their behalf. GENIUS.
(Source: TechCrunch, Engadget, The Daily Beast)