TechCrunch takes a look at a new service which aims to spur conversations.

TechCrunch takes a look at a new service which aims to spur conversations:

Of all the apps clumped together in the group messaging space, Yobongo is fairly unique. It’s far more reliant on realtime chat than the others which can be fun, but also leads to its own set of problems. For example, what if you don’t know anyone else in the chat room you’re in and you need something to talk about? That’s where a new feature called “Pondering” comes in.

Launching today alongside an update to their iPhone app, Yobongo Pondering allows users to fill in a very brief (15 characters or less) blurb to let others know what’s on their mind. A user fills this in on their profile and then it appears next to their name when they send a message no matter which Yobongo room they’re in. ”Ponderings are the anti-away message,” Yobongo co-founder Caleb Elston says.

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