IRL pivots into virtual event calendar In Remote Life

IRL pivots into virtual event calendar In Remote Life – TechCrunch

Apr 02, 2020 by Josh Constine – TechCrunch

Key Facts

  • Coronavirus could make IRL relevant to a wider audience because before an event “only mattered if it was around you.
  • “I just realized more than anything that the company needed people who had 110% to give, and it wasn’t clear that was going to be me,” Elman said of Robinhood, now valued at $7.6 billion and struggling to scale.
  • You also can instantly launch a group chat about the event in IRL, or share it to Instagram Stories or another messaging app.
  • While Down To Lunch failed in this space, now Facebook Messenger and Instagram are exploring it with their auto-status feature, and location apps like Snap Map and Zenly could adapt to share not just where you are, but if you have the intention to hang out.

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