Earlier this month, Gal Harth, a 15-year-old entrepreneur from Israel, launched his latest venture, Doweet, at the prestigious TechCrunch Disrupt event. Gal gained a massive amount of buzz for his product as well as for age. Doweet has taken the dehumanizing nature of technology and used it to help facilitate real life interactions. Doweet is a tool where people can post things they want to do and their friends can join into those activities.
In an interview with TechCrunch's editor, John Biggs, Gal said:
"I want in real life to easy create activities and do stuff with your friends. To go to the gym. To go to swim. To play soccer, in an easy in fun way."
Doweet is a mobile application that allows users to use technology to create offline events. Doweet begins by asking users to login with Facebook connect. Once logged in with Facebook Connect, Doweet leverages the power of your Facebook network. Doweet is easier to use to organize events because, young people are more apt to use Doweet opposed to technology. Furthermore, other methods like phone calls and Facebook messages are cumbersome and take a long time. On the other hand Doweet is instantaneous and allows for groups to talk together.
"Facebook is now digital. The meaning of social networks is to do real stuff, not to gaze at a computer."
In my opinion Doweet is a very cool idea. It allows for people to organize events on the fly, but leveraging the power of social media. I think using social media to create real social experiences is a fabulous example of the power of social media. I guess many people agree with my opinion since the app has reached featured status on the iOS app store!
Stay tuned for an interview with Gal, next week. Till then you can download his application on the App Store.