Honors Students' Abstracts
Quo: A Programmable Social Network Status Demultiplexer
Jasmine Dahilig, Andrew Forney, Tyler Nichols
The proliferation of social media outlets in the modern era has begotten an increasingly larger variety of channels whereby users may project their thoughts, interests, and even trivialities. With this expansion comes the added benefit of different forums for different types of projection, but also, the added difficulty of projecting a single thought, or status, to multiple sites (such as Facebook, Twitter, and Google+). Quo seeks to bridge this gap between the disparate social media outlets by providing users with a web application whereby a single status may be customized for, then sent to, as many or as few sites as desired—it provides a single place to update multiple aspects of an individual’s virtual identity. The present idea is to do so in a way that employs the latest in interaction design tactics and to explore novel methodologies of graphically accomplishing this much needed convenience. Apropos, users of Quo will be able to create and manage their accounts from a centralized location and subsequently direct and customize their updates in a streamline, flexible format.