Recently launched service stalemates aims to get users away from their computers and into more face to face dialogue.
The crux of the service is that a user uploads their contact/friend list and then chooses a default contact frequency. Stalemates then displays a “staleness” ranking (ie how overdue contact is) and reminds users when recontact is needed.
Stalemates say that their service;
ensures you need to spend the minimum time online and it keeps your information private. Share your stories face to face. We help you out of your chair and in front of others.
Effective planning of activities gets you off the computer and in front of friends. Regular contact, lasting memories follow creative ideas via web, txt/sms and email.
No delays as your mates do not have to join for you to use it.
An interesting idea that could prove useful for some people – similar to remember the milk and other services aiming to facilitate offline life but through an online service.
The question has to be asked about societal changes that necessitate a service to remind us to contact our friends – but this aside stalemates is an interesting concept.