Over the summer, Jacqueline Neves ’14 (at left with co-founder Drew Sabia) developed a new social network called uJiiV with 16 people, 14 of whom are Cornell students. The site’s concept: helping users manage multiple calendars and integrate events with Facebook and other social networks to coordinate with friends and groups.
“We’re looking to further develop the planning and coordination aspect of the social media experience that a lot of users are taking advantage of,” said Neves, an applied economics and management major. “One of the main functions of Facebook or Twitter is to plan events with friends and connect with them, and we’re trying to find a better and more structured way to build and manage events.”
Social media made it possible for Neves, who is studying abroad in France, to work with her crew while overseas. She believes the site will facilitate communication among diverse groups.
“This is an interesting site that will appeal to the college-aged, professionals, organizations, sports teams, etc.; every one of us could use some help managing everything that we do in our busy lives,” she said.
uJiiV is scheduled to launch Sept. 26.
–Jacques Diec ’15