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Highlight notifies you when friends are nearby

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June 21, 2012

I just read the news on CNN: ‘Highlight works by allowing a small online cloud of personal information to follow a user wherever their cellphone goes. Whenever two users pass in the street or walk into the same venue, Highlight compares their data and alerts them to things they share in common, such as friends, music or favorite TV shows.’

According to this article, since its launch in January, Highlight has received positive reviews from tech-industry journalists and was one of the most heavily hyped apps this spring at SXSW Interactive. A similar app, Glancee, was snapped up by Facebook in May.

I don’t know what to think about this app. It’s cool to meet with your friends and even with strangers with mutual interests when they are nearby. But it can also be very dangerous and Highlight has already been called the ‘stalker app’…

On the other hand, I would love to use this app to meet new people in the Universe. I feel quite alone right now… Hopefully, I know I have your full support! 🙂

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