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Two students from NYU's Tish Interactive Telecommunications Program created Popularity Dialer for a school project

Two students from NYU’s Tish Interactive Telecommunications Program created Popularity Dialer for a school project. The service lets users sign up to receive a call at a selected time.

Since you can’t always rely on friends to call in times of need, like when you desperately need to be saved from a dreadful blind date, or just need a popularity boost, you can sign up for a call to get you out of a bind. If the date’s going well, you can tell the automated conversation where to go.

The phone call is pre-recorded with a conversation with pauses for the recipient to respond. It’s an easy opportunity for ad support. And since the project is currently self-funded, I hear future plans include bringing in sponsors to support the social phone service.

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