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The Krowd connects people in places without tracking location.

It enables digital introductions and conversations for crowds of like-minded people.

In the Krowd we put you in control of what gets shared with whom and – because we are mobile – when and where too.

The Krowd is a Social Networking Service, enhancing community, local connectivity and event networking.


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The Krowd helps you make real-life connections


The Krowd creates instant local social networks

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The Connection between Trust and Privacy in Social Networkin...
At Krowdthink we have spent a long time trying to determine the answer to this question. The answer is that no-one should really trust any online service completely becau... (read more)
The Dirty Little Secret of Event Apps
No one uses them. Ok not quite true. But no-one has cracked the code of regularly getting more than 50% of event attendees to download and populate their apps for use ove... (read more)
Why pseudonymity is important for the Krowd
When we are in a crowd, most people around us are strangers, in effect they are anonymous to us in terms of their name and who they are. Yet we already know things about ... (read more)
Delete should mean Delete!
The reasonably tech savvy amongst us have learnt that on our PC delete does not mean delete, it means the file is in the trash and is not deleted until the trash is empti... (read more)
Why the Right to Delete is so important Online
We all instinctively know that when we connect to websites and use online apps that some data is being collected about us. Sometimes we explicitly know what that data is ... (read more)
A Day in the life of ManInTheKrowd
Its a bright crisp autumnal morning and ManInTheKrowd leaves for work at 6am to catch his train. Its packed as normal and its a job to get a seat, but he eventually gets ... (read more)
You always pay for Social Network services
The norm for social networks is that they present the idea they are free. But they are not of course. You pay by helping them collate a profile of you. Not just with your... (read more)
PRISM, the NSA We only collect the meta-data
In my opinion, this statement from the US National Security Agency, when defending themselves against the revelations by Ed Snowden about how PRISM collated data about yo... (read more)
Thinking about Images in Social Networks
Images are great, we love using them to communicate, and now its said that facebook posts now contain an image 50% of the time. But with social networks that actually see... (read more)
Tracking Location Creeps Us Out
Using Co-Location not Location-based capabilities to deliver a social networking service. Lets face it, very few people turn on their GPS except for a specific purpose, s... (read more)

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RT @WestpointExeter: Great day @devonbizexpo meeting lots of exciting businesses from all over #Devon! Thanks to @thebestofExeter team! htt…
Microsoft to open Windows 10 to Android/Apple apps interesting, test will be how hard & what features are unsupported
FYI as promised we checked and our iOS app does not suffer the AFNetworking SSL bug.
RT @Primaimpact: Apple's Innovation Secret: Bad Ideas
Up to 25K iOS apps open to man-in-the-middle attack due to iOS bug - checking our app now!
RT @DamballaInc: #IoT isn’t just a second chance. It could be our last chance to do #security right-@bc_foster @Hack…
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Don't use Bio based authentication, you can't change your finger/eyeball etc when its hacked like this hacked forever
@seanhumby lets meet in the #Krowd @devonbizexpo next week
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