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Fast Society Creates Mini and Mobile Temporary Social Networks

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You’re out on the town or at a convention with a bunch of friends. How do you keep in touch with the entire group simultaneously? Fast Society offers a smartphone-based solution: a temporary social network for group talking, texting, and more.

Fast Society was originally an iPhone only application and has recently updated to include and Android app too. The premise is simple: You set up a Fast Society group, link your friends into it, and for that night (or convention weekend) you’re all part of the same mini group. You can text the entire group, share pictures, set up sub-groups (let’s say that half your group is going to stay up late and party while half need to hit the rack to get up early for presentations, you can create a new group for the night owls to communicate), share your location, and send in-app and SMS messages to the entire group.

Check out the video above to see it in action or hit up the link below to read more and grab a copy.

Face Society [via Mashable]

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 03/8/11

Comments (3)

  1. cmcollins001

    Just a little FYI to the How-To pontiffs, you’re article is about Fast Society, but your link say’s “Face” Society. Maybe someone’s been on facebook a little much these days. LOL

  2. cmcollins001

    Also, how does one download the Android Fast Society app? It’s not in the link that I could find, and I’m not seeing it in the market. The only thing I can find is that it’s not here yet, but “coming very, very soon.” via this link

  3. Phil4

    Check ReChat (Android chat):
    – Facebook, Yahoo!®, Google Talk, Jabber/XMPP;
    – group chat (Yahoo!®, Google Talk, XMPP);
    – free SMS worldwide BETA (with replies for USA/Canada);
    – plain/bubble view, font packs, send image/video;

    Facebook features: upload image/video, send image/video, send message (as private event or wall post).
    Yahoo!® features: conferences (create/invite), add/remove contacts.
    Google Talk features: group chat, new email notification, unread emails w/o content.
    Jabber/XMPP features: rooms (create/invite), add/remove contacts.

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