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Posted by on Jun 6, 2012 in Social Networks |

Airtime, the new creation of Sean Parker after getting bored of Facebook

Airtime, the new creation of Sean Parker after getting bored of Facebook

The Napster co-founder and first president of Facebook, Sean Parker, launched a new service today called Airtime . Parker said that Mark Zuckerberg’s social network “was bored” – as to 33% of Americans, according to a recent survey – so he created this service with his partner Shawn Fanning, co-founder of Napster, which allows videoconferencing and share files between friends and strangers.

The launch was big in New York, in the presence of musicians and comedians like Snoop Dogg, Alicia Keys and Jim Carrey, however, the operation of left much to be desired in the presentation, full of errors, bugs, etc.. Parker tried to demonstrate the service repeatedly, failing hopelessly.

The investor and entrepreneur said he created this service because there was a lack of “serendipity” (the ability to discover things unintentionally) in Facebook. “Facebook is not helping to make new connections, Facebook does not help to develop new relationships. Facebook just try to be the most accurate model of your social graph, “he said.” There’s a part of me that feels a little tedious to all this, “said Parker.

The curriculum of Parker and Fanning is good with Napster, Spotify, Path, Facebook and others listed there, so it is difficult to dismiss the new projects they may have. However, the idea seems to Airtime Chatroulette briefly popular , created by a Russian boy of 17 years in 2010, adding the ability to send files. The service protects against some but Chatroulette experienced events, banning the “nudity or partial nudity,” “sexually suggestive behavior,” “drug use” and others.

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Sean Parker’s Airtime now ready for prime time (CNET)

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