GroupMe does Group SMS, presumably much like my own startup, Midentity, did MiCircles in 2003 - hard to think that was 8 years ago! (Click here to see the MiCircles home page on the Way Back Machine.)
GroupMe adds more though teleconferening. Once you're connected with others, then you can share your location or photos.
The analogy that I like to use is that once you have established a washing line between two people, lots of information can be put on the line and winched over.
Getting connected only the first part. The big question is what happens next.
- Facebook have determined that other people's content is the most important thing - sharing photos. Hence why they want people to make public as much information as possible.
- LinkedIn wants to make money out of Job Ads
- etc, etc
Anyone got any product suggestions for this? Or should I pull out my copy of the Midentity business plan (circa 2002) and re-do it all again??