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Disrupting Conversations - Zumbl.com

What Wikipedia did to e-information world, what Quora is trying to do to the questions, Zumbl needs to do the same to 'virtual interactions' world. There is a natural human curiosity to know things, and a desire to converse meaningfully with others.

PRLog - Nov. 16, 2012 - TORONTO, Ontario -- Dave Morin, Pair co-founder said, Pair is the social media "bedroom" to Path's social media "home" to Facebook's social media "city". In essence, the current social networks have quite successfully ported the interactions that we have with people we know to the digital world. But life also has another component: the interaction we have with complete strangers[1].

Who is then building the places where we can converse with strangers meaningfully, yet, in a fun filled way?

What Wikipedia did to e-information world, what Quora is trying to do to the questions, someone needs to do the same to 'virtual interactions' world. In real life, we spend a considerable amount of time talking with strangers, knowing new places. There is a natural human curiosity to know things, and a desire to converse meaningfully with other humans.

So here comes the challenge. How do we solve this problem? We want strangers to interact amongst them safely, yet, maintain that the quality of interaction is high. This can only be done if the users have a sense of reputation. In a non-anonymous world like Facebook, users have their real-life identity attached to their profile, which makes them behave properly.

Zumbl matches you to strangers who share common interests with you. During the chat, both of you can tag each other with tags like nerdy, sassy, funny etc. Also, if you chat responsibly, we will decorate your avatar with badges! Lesser fake profiles. Lesser profanity.

Zumbl also uses ‘sentiment mining’ technology to detect your mood from your chats and reflect the same in form of animation of your avatar. It is the ease of sharing along with the fun- that’s unique about Zumbl. One needs to just enclose anything they wish to share in ‘< >’ like <wall climbing> and presto! The phrase is indexed and the relevant media/videos from the web are shared immediately with your chat-mate! This new way of “talking” and “sharing” anything and everything under the sun will break all barriers of communication in the world.

Winning Samsung Innovation Awards gives unparalleled motivation to squeeze even more time out of our assignment-laden schedules & keep innovating with Web2.0 technologies & Natural Language Processing. Our co-founders, Abhishek and Saurabh have dropped out for a year and working in Digital Media Zone, Toronto which is incubating Zumbl.com for 4 months!

We already have 44,000 fans on fb.com/zumblr. We launched on November 1, with 5000 users who have already engaged themselves in about 16,000 chats. We are going slowly to capture and spread the culture that will be the true reflection of Zumbl. Our aim is to expand to 10,000 users by the end of November, and scale to 25,000 users by the end of December 2012.

We are dedicated to the idea of building a place where you can have fun talking to other people you don’t know. Don’t believe us, check us out at Zumbl.com and see for yourself.

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