Everywhere we go and every event that we attend links us together by the things we do. Meet new people, build real connections, and get more out of your activities.
What is LinksUs?
Imagine you are at an event with hundreds of people. Even if they have never talked to you or even each other, you share a connection with them through that moment in time. History has connected everyone for good or bad. Everything they say, do, pictures they take, comments they make, and thoughts they post help them document their experience in that moment. They lived that moment in time at that location, and so did you.
You cannot live invisibly in our world and you cannot be hidden from those around you. LinksUs captures that moment, shares that moment, links that moment, and lets you build connections with other people through that moment in your life.
LinksUs is the first social network where everyone can create and share with other people at events. LinksUs enhances your experiences with your family and friends while youÃ”Ã‡Ã–re doing things together as well as gives you the opportunity to make a real connection with people you donÃ”Ã‡Ã–t know that share your interests.
Build better relationships with family & friends, share photos, post comments, review your experience, see what events are going on in your area, and connect to people who share your interests.
LinksUs can be found at www.itlinksus.com.
Who are we?
We are Rigel Craft, the creators and managers of LinksUs. Rigel Craft was founded on August 30, 2012 by Mr. Clyde Wafford, who first imagined the concept of connecting people through events.
We want to change how people interact and connect to each other. We want people to get up and go do things, and then recognize that those events build connections, points in history that join the attendees of that event together. These are real connections not just virtual. We want to help build the mosaic of a personÃ”Ã‡Ã–s life based on what they have done, the places they have been, and the people they have connected to.
Rigel Craft has a patent pending on the process of connecting people at events.
The technologies that Html5 has brought us, like WebGL, are allowing us to present data and information in ways never before imagined. Mobile platforms are becoming more integrated into our lives allowing us to interact with our world in ways we never conceived of doing years ago. We have leveraged these technologies to bring you LinksUs, the next step in the social network evolution that is so much more than a list of virtual friends and wall postings.
Imagine seeing the people in your life in a 3d interactive environment that allows you to truly see how you connect with the world in a way a friends list never could. The LinksUs Spatial View allows you to navigate to those people and places and see who else has connected with them. The Spatial View not only shows you connections, but also how they are linked and how you link with them.
Starting at your connection, you can see your links to friends and family but also the places you go and things you do. You can navigate outwards to see other people that are linked to those connections and out into the endless space that let's you see what a social network is at its core.
Giving you a new and better way to view and interact with the world around you is only one aspect of LinksUs. Social networks of the past seem to miss the social aspect of their name confining our interactions in an online only realm. The other aspect of LinksUs uses mobile and GPS technologies to break virtual boundaries and allows you to go out and live your life. The mobile apps, available on both Android and iOS platforms, allows us to bring you the Event-Centric aspect of LinksUs. Instead of just uploading a snapshot to a wall or post a message to a stream, the app allows you to capture a moment in time. Create an event that is shared just between friends and family, with your neighbors, or even with the world. LinksUs uses GPS to check in the people to that event and the photos, videos and comments captured gives everyone involved to opportunity to see that moment from everyone's viewpoint. Uploaded content as well as live streaming video will give you a 360 degree view of events that you can share with anyone.
All the features we have and are currently working on are only the beginning. What we are really excited about is the next step and how we can use technology that is upcoming or in its infancy to make LinksUs even more revolutionary. Motion input and the VR technologies like the ones behind Oculus will help us take the Spatial View off your monitor and into the space around you. Our vision is to let you view your connections all around you and navigate your 3d space with a wave of your hand.
How is LinksUs different?
We contend that everyoneÃ”Ã‡Ã–s interests can best be seen through the events they attend or that they have expressed an interest in attending.
LinksUs is capable of providing you with a personalized local search experience of places of interest; however LinksUsÃ”Ã‡Ã– primary focus is to show the connection between people in a moment in time; to connect to people you never knew that also go to the same places of interest and attend the same events as you.
LinksUs is event-based rather than location-based. This means that LinksUs can collect more valuable information about day-to-day or event-to-event tracking. For example, a review site may recommend a zoo to you based on your Ã”Ã‡Â£tastesÃ”Ã‡Ã˜ and the reviews of others but they can not say where each of the animals are located in the park at a certain time based on eye-witness accounts, or whether the same event at the zoo on one day is better staffed than another day, or even whether a bad review is based on outside forces like the weather rather than the activity itself.
LinksUs has a feature called the Event Stream that allows everyone to post real-time comments, photos, and videos at an event. Everyone that joins the event can view the stream, however only those at the event can utilize the action buttons. This allows LinksUs to collect valuable data pertinent to that event and the actual people attending the event.
LinksUs is capable of linking you to people that you know as well as those you never knew but were somehow involved in your life. LinksUsÃ”Ã‡Ã– primary features include Events, Connections, Messaging, Notifications, and Recommendations. Everyone has the ability to follow a connection, an event, a comment, a video, or a photo. You can either create, check-in, or join an event where you can upload photos, videos, and comments to a streaming event feed. You can connect to other people or businesses that you are interested in. Your profile also has a feed where you or others can post to your connection.
Here are the Top 5 Reasons why LinksUs is the best social network for you.
#1 Capture the special moment at events to re-experience it again and again.
Share your comments, photos, ratings, and videos (coming soon) with your friends & family at an event. Then go through our list of events youÃ”Ã‡Ã–ve attended to re-experience the moment any time you want.
#2 View multiple perceptions of an event under one event feed rather than through each individualÃ”Ã‡Ã–s page.
Everyone attending the event can join and post their comments, photos, and ratings of the event to one location rather than inviting everyone to go through the tedious search of sifting through each individualÃ”Ã‡Ã–s page or wall to view what they thought of the event.
#3 Connect to people through events.
Go to one of the events on our list of events going on in your area thatÃ”Ã‡Ã–s based on your interests, and then connect to the people that attended the event. The website offers a 3D interactive representation of how everyone is linked to the connections youÃ”Ã‡Ã–ve made at events so you can meet up with them later.
#4 Share the event with family and friends who couldnÃ”Ã‡Ã–t make it.
There is always a time when a family member or a friend canÃ”Ã‡Ã–t make it for a special event. Yet the family member or friend can still share in that moment with their family through LinksUs.
#5 View ratings of the experience from people who were actually there.
Using LinksUs gives everyone the opportunity to view comments, photos, and ratings of an event by people who actually attended the event.
We have a number of challenges to overcome to make LinksUs a success.
Â´Ã¢Ã» Patent the concept of linking people at events
Â´Ã¢Ã» Research & Development in 3D interactive website features
Â´Ã¢Ã» Design the current user interface for both web and mobile
Â´Ã¢Ã» Set up servers and networking to handle the new system
Â´Ã¢Ã» Create the 1st phase of the app for iOS and Android
Â´Ã¢Ã» Create the 1st phase of the website
Â´Ã¢Ã» Roll LinksUs to the public
Challenges to Beat
Â´Ã¼â” Find funding (We are currently funding this from our own pockets.)
Â´Ã¼â” Find and hire talented personnel to take on the LinksUs challenge
Â´Ã¼â” Integrate a full data list of events across the United States
Â´Ã¼â” Fully integrate the 3D connection view of our users on the mobile app
Â´Ã¼â” Add streaming video capabilities
Â´Ã¼â” Add the Recommendations feature
Â´Ã¼â” Market LinksUs in a national campaign
Â´Ã¼â” Research & Development in motion input and VR technologies
We need your support
Without you, the completion of this social network can not happen. But with your support, together we can make this social network a reality. Please visit itlinksus.com, set up your free account, and then create, share, and connect on LinksUs.
If you love our idea, help us by telling your friends about us so we can reach our goals.
LinksUs is not your typical social network. We know that our goal of connecting the people of the world via the things they do comes with many challenges; but imagine if only 10% of people in a stadium connected through LinksUs, we would still be able to see a 360 degree view of a game from the perspectives of the hundreds of people at that stadium. LinksUs changes the nature of an event when everyone is connected. Now imagine if that stadium was the world. We are laying the groundwork for the future when you can view social connections in a 3D space in the palm of your hand. This future is almost here.