Name Game: iPhone App Helps You Get To Know Your Social Network

11/21/2009 04:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • WSJ

Here's how it works: Learn That Name connects to your LinkedIn account to pull a photo from one of your contacts. You then have to identify the person's name from four multiple-choice options, also taken from your contacts. You get points for making the correct match (it's timed, with quicker responses yielding more points) and, in a bonus round, identifying your connection's employer.

The game plays on something that tends to happen to avid users of social-networking sites: Eventually, you're connected to hundreds of people who you barely know, and often can't pick out in a crowd.

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