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Celebrating Skout’s Random Act Of Kindness Week

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Last week, when I celebrated the Random Act Of Kindness week, I found that it was helpful to others, and I felt good because I was expressing myself. I always have these feelings to do good deeds for others in my daily life. However, I don’t always make the actual, conscious effort to do these good deeds. When I heard about the Random Acts Of Kindness Week, I knew it would be a great opportunity to show the world what I had been feeling. Society has enjoyed what I have shown to them because it has been kind and loving. People like to have a random, kind experience when they least expect it.

Skout was probably the reason that I celebrated this Random Act Of Kindness Week this year. I had never heard of the celebration until I took their survey. They surveyed 2,700 college students that use their online social media application. Then, the results were published on Uloop’s website.

Kind Habits

One of the survey questions asked if the individual had ever been involved in a random act of kindness. The result to this question was really high. It turns out that 93 percent of the users who were questioned on Skout’s site had answered “Yes.” I was in this group because I had been involved in a random act of kindness that I committed a few years ago. I’m surprised that I could remember it so easily. I don’t usually do these sort of things, but I guess it was something that always stayed with me. It was such a good feeling to change that woman’s day a few years ago.

After I remembered how that felt, I had no problem engaging in this week of celebrating kindness. I really enjoyed spreading joy to others. Another one of the questions on the survey asked if you do random kind acts on a regular basis. Like I said earlier, I don’t usually do these things, so I answered “No.” 51 percent of Skout’s survey group answered “Yes.”

Skout is a great way to meet people. I met so many friendly people online through their platform. These people are from all over the world. Skout is probably the easiest way I have found to make friends online and in real life. I even met a some cute girls on Skout’s site. Read Uloop’s article here:
http://www.uloop.com/news/view.php/190941/SKOUT-Survey-Reveals-College-Students-Rock-Random-Acts-Of-Kindness

March 3, 2016 Category: Apps.

Skout Helps The Hopeless Romantic

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For the longest time to Internet has become something that has given many users a greater level of convenience. People are using this to shopping online because it allows them to buy things without getting dressed. The music world has also become something that has been taken over by the Internet. The web streaming and online purchases of music makes it possible for people to build their collection without leaving home. Skout is another part of the online atmosphere that is going to make it much easier for people to do something else: dating.

A lot more people are going to be able to start dating online because there are apps like Skout that allow people to actually meet other singles for free. There have always been dating websites, but many people assume that it would cost too much to subscribe to these premium websites and apps. Most people prefer the free method of meeting people in bars and clubs.

Skout is managing to thrive a lot in 2016 because it is an app that is still fairly new. A lot of people know about it because there are more than 1 million registered users. It is still considered a new app, however, because there are other apps like Facebook that have a billion users. There will be lots of people that are still discovering this site and it is going to be easier for the registered single users to interact with new people.

Statistics show that many people that are single are not going to do a whole lot of searching for a mate during holidays like Thanksgiving or Christmas. People that are single and in search of Cupid will spin all of their time trying to get a romantic link started during the month of February. This is the time when everyone wants to be in love. It is a special time of year for the hopeless romantic.

Everyone wants to feel special on Valentine’s Day and singles want to have a chance to go out on dates. Skout is one of those apps that allows you to plug into other single people that are in your local area. This is one way that this app is much different from a lot of other apps that are on the market. That allows a lot of people to meet someone new without spending a lot of time trying to find out who is single and who has already been taken.

This is often the biggest dilemma that people face when they are trying to find someone on their own. When they are physically out and searching for other singles it may be difficult to find out who is married and who is single. By using an app like Skout single people can avoid a lot of embarrassment and also save a lot of their time. They can check the status of other people that are single and make better decisions based on the information that the registered users provide.

The Merger of Visual Search and AI for Online Retailers

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A groundbreaking experiment is happening between deep learning AI jsoftware and of all things…progressing the ability to search and shop online with visual recognition software. Deep learning is that branch of science where computers learn to process high level abstract ideas with the help of a lot of complex algorithms (a sequence of instructions). Pinterest, first of all is using a new visual search tool that allows its users to draw a box around an image and perform a retail based search of similar or exact match products across the internet. Shoes.com is also testing a technology that uses a “visual filter” to drill down from an initial selection of boots, to eventually present the exact style and color boot that the shopper was looking for. This takes that drop-down text box out of the equation, and everything is done visually.

This technology is not new since SlyceIt, a company that specializes in the development of visual search engine platforms for e-retailer and the end user has been successfully matching consumer visual search to billions of online products. Slyce Co-Founder, Cameron Chell, a serial entrepreneur who established one of the first cloud computing companies in the 1990’s is not new to innovative thinking. Their visual search technology is as simple as a consumer taking a snap of a barcode, a 2D image or a real life snapshot of a product; the image is processed and analyzed and returns a similar or exact match from the retailer’s product line.

Shoes.com CEO Roger Hardy is already singing praises as he definitely feels that the visual filter has already increased sales. Plans are to expand its use from its line of boots to more product lines. As for Pinterest, Kevin Jing, head of its visual search department, admits that there is room for improvement but the technology is already changing the way people shop online, and will continue in the future. Major retailers using the Slyce visual search platform include Home Depot, Neimann Marcus and JCPenney.

Consumers are always looking for ways to make their lives easier and simplier, and Slyce has found a way to do just that. Especially for the fashion apparel consumer, the ability to take an image of an entire outfit and have the option to buy the complete look, is a dream come true. In the past, the best a fashionista could do was to approximate the look. Now she or he can have the entire outfit, from head to toe. This is a dream for the fashion savvy.