Published: Sat, July 13, 2019
Electronics | By Kelly Massey

Google Can't Quit Trying to Make New Social Networks

Google Can't Quit Trying to Make New Social Networks

Basically, if you are new in town, for instance, you could use the app to find more people with the same interest as yours, maybe someone to go to the gym with, or someone who likes swimming.

As fun as it is poke Google for past failures in the social network space, amid growing concerns that time spent on platforms like Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram is having a negative impact on our lives, it's kind of refreshing to see a social network whose main goal is to encourage people to spend less time on said network and more time actually doing things.

Why it matters: Google+ might have closed down, but it seems Google isn't giving up on creating a social media platform. In short, Shoelace looks like a social network that encourages people to spend less time on their phones, and more time doing something, anything in real life.

The new social app is created by Area 120, which is Google's development laboratory.

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Shoelace is positioning itself as the flawless service for people who have recently moved to new areas and are looking to make connections. After picking the interests, the app automatically recommends a series of local activities which is called "Loops". It will also suggest events that you might be interested in joining. What do you think about this?

The Shoelace app is right now available only in the New York City, and at the first use, the app asks users for their interests. Share your views with us in the comment box below. Google is even taking requests for suggestions on places it should bring Shoelace to next.

Now you all might be wondering, what's the reason behind the name "Shoelace"? The app is now available on devices running Android 8.0 and newer or iOS 11 and newer, but you can only get a download link by requesting an invite (and subsequently being approved) through Google.

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