#hex adds a village feel to city life


Have you ever wondered what stops you from starting a conversation with a stranger?

And if we don’t talk to strangers, how would we ever meet anybody new?

City life is rich with culture and excitement. Cosmopolitan and diverse, the population in our cities is increasing and the environments we live in are becoming more dense. Every new day presents an opportunity for a new connection to be made.

In a city, the connections we make are often based on something we already share through work or activities. We may live nearby and pass each other in the street everyday yet never speak, where as in a village, everyone knows enough about each other to talk. The reality is, it is not easy to talk to new people, we don’t know enough about the people around us to start up a conversation – but what if we did?

#hex broadcasts information to people nearby, wear it as a pendent, use it as a keyring or carry it in your pocket or bag, #hex will broadcast a message to the people around you. Suddenly the beginnings of a conversation exists. Imagine:

  • I’m crazy about Jazz – some of us go to The 606 Club
  • I’m writing a novel and like talking about books. Reply if you do too!
  • Cricket?

It’s as simple as posting a tweet, and what’s more people can leave a response inside your #hex too. And this is the thing, the message you #hex will never go online or be shared on the web, it exists only inside your #hex and shared with the people nearby. Suddenly the world around you is no longer full of strangers!

People in a city can sometimes feel isolated, despite the fact that they may be amongst a crowd. #hex gives people a voice and that might be the spark needed to start up a conversation. #hex can be used in so many ways, who knows where a conversation might lead, and as connections are discovered and relationships grow, the feeling that we belong to a community will surely follow – a place we can call home.

Social media technology is becoming more sophisticated and at hexology, we’re building technology that breaks down social barriers, brings people closer together to enhance their interaction. So that one day I might meet a stranger in a city and pickup enough about them to ask if they would like to join me for a cup of coffee, and they might pickup enough about me to say “Yes.”