After a glorious week of spring training baseball in Florida, I am back at the office proving that no trip goes unpunished. Slowly but surely I am slogging though piles of email, snail mail, and other little chores that found their way to one of my many inboxes.
Today I briefly share my thoughts on the app that took South by Southwest by storm, if the twitteratti are to be believed: Highlight. The app sounds simple enough; you install it on your mobile device. When it encounters nearby people also using Highlight, it shows you their profiles and, in turn, shows them yours. Sounds like a cool way to find people you might want to meet, right?
I love the idea of using this at large gatherings, such as conferences. I would love to see professional profiles of others nearby.
I have used Facebook as a personal service. My friends there are really people I know with whom I want to share social stuff (like photos from the recent vacation in which I am sitting in the sun, sipping beer). That's not the stuff I want readily available to the general public or potential medical/scientific/professional colleagues when I am out and about.
For now I will skip the Highlight. And (sigh) get back to work.