Meet Grindr: How One App Changed the Way We Connect

Meet Grindr: How One App Changed the Way We Connect
Author: Jaime Woo
Language English
Pages: 176
ISBN10: 9780991870
Genre: Glbt
Goodreads Rating: 3.61
Published: February 11th 2013

The first book on Grindr is here! "Meet Grindr: How One App Changed The Way We Connect" explores the four-year journey of the popular and infamous hookup app that uses GPS on smartphones to connect its five million users worldwide in over 190 countries, who send two billion messages a year. "Meet Grindr" explores what makes the app so addictive, how the design is subtly influencing its users, whether users are making better connections, and why it just might actually be a game. Inside the book, you’ll learn surprising, illuminating facts about the service and discover the interesting way it has shifted how people communicate. This is a must-read about an app that takes location-based services to a whole new playing field. About the Author Jaime Woo is a Canadian writer with a focus on the social effect of technology and social media.

He has spoken at the influential SXSW interactive conference, as well as for organizations such as the Toronto International Film Festival, Rotman School of Business (at the University of Toronto), and North by Northeast interactive. He has appeared on national television and radio programs such as BBC News, CBC’s Here and Now, Q with Jian Ghomeshi, and Metro Morning, Globe and Mail, Metro Toronto, Xtra, Fab, In Toronto, and the AV Club.