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63 Modern Networking Ideas

These People-Connecting Concepts Honor International Networking Week

— February 3, 2016 — Business
In honor of International Networking Week, these innovative gadgets and modern services are the perfect way to jump-start this year's connectivity process. From political networking apps to student-specific social networking, there are always new ways to make connections in both professional and personal atmospheres.

New technologies are continuously emerging to advance the process of how people network. For example, at this year's CES, the 'Talon AD2700' by 'TP-Link' was unveiled. This product "allows devices to communicate at multi-gigabit speeds without the use of wires." On the other end of the spectrum, there are services such as the 'Social Towel,' which is an initiative that connects people without the use of technology.

Many of these products and services for International Networking Week can be used by large corporations, start-ups, entrepreneurs and individual professionals. The ability to network with and without electronics is a highly desirable skill that is essential to maintain personal social standards and stay ahead of the growing business marketplace.
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Gamer Networking Websites
Gamer Networking Websites
The Miiverse Website Brings Nintendo Enthusiasts Together
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Categorized Networking Platforms
Categorized Networking Platforms
The 'Buzzanza' Platform De-Clutters Social Media for Millennials
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Student-Only Social Networks
Student-Only Social Networks
'Friendsy' is a Service That Helps College Students Meet New People
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Food-Based Networking Apps
Food-Based Networking Apps
This App Encourages Users to Dine with Strangers
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Healthcare Networking Platforms
Healthcare Networking Platforms
This Service Helps Users Create Custom Patient Profiles
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Social Media Adventure Games
Social Media Adventure Games
This Artists Created a Video Game That Takes Place on Twitter
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Online Meetup Apps
Online Meetup Apps
The Peacock App Allows You to Find Digital Gatherings Around Your Location
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High-Rise Networking Platforms
High-Rise Networking Platforms
'Tenant King' Helps Neighbors Create Community-Based Networks
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Expert Networking Guides
Expert Networking Guides
Business Insider's Infographic Offers Career-Helping Networking Advice
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Geek Haven Eateries
Geek Haven Eateries
Action Burger is America's First Comic Book and Sci Fi-Themed Restaurant
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Artistic Micro-Donation Apps
Artistic Micro-Donation Apps
Charity Gaming App Elbi Uses Drawings and Doodles to Make an Impact
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Exclusive Networking Apps
Exclusive Networking Apps
A Non-Dating Tinder Feature Can Only Be Accessed by Forbes' 30 Under 30
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Safe Space Social Networks
Safe Space Social Networks
Tutlub is a Nigerian-Based Platform Serving as a Safe Space for Muslims
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Boomer Bonding Groups
Boomer Bonding Groups
Meetup's Baby Boomer Groups Organize Socialization
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Political Networking Apps
Political Networking Apps
This App Helps Users Organize and Coordinate Political Communities
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Fitness-Focused Photo Apps
Fitness-Focused Photo Apps
The 'GymSelfie' App Helps Consumers Visually Track Their Progress
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Empty Nester Career Resources
Empty Nester Career Resources
This Career Conference is Designed for Business Women Over 50
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Entrepreneurial Online Communities
Entrepreneurial Online Communities
Coca-Cola's 'The Bridge' Connects Entrepreneurs to the Brand
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Dating App Catwalk Livestreams
Dating App Catwalk Livestreams
J.W.Anderson Will Livestream Its F/W 2016 Fashion Show on Grindr
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YouTube Networking Events
YouTube Networking Events
Rooster Teeth's RT Community Day Promotes Industry and Fan Connections
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Open-Source OS Communities
Open-Source OS Communities
HP's 'OpenSwitch' is a Full-Featured Community-Based System
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Gathering-Organizing Apps
Gathering-Organizing Apps
The Meetup App Helps You Find Where Your Groups are Getting Together
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Multi-Office Networking Apps
Multi-Office Networking Apps
The Biru-Tomo App Helps Connect Friends Within Office Buildings
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Global Meetup Campaigns
Global Meetup Campaigns
Instagram's 'InstaMeet' Encourages Communities to Come Together Offline
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Tween Feminism Tours
Tween Feminism Tours
The Rookie Yearbook Four Meetup is Hosted by Tavi Gevinson and Readers
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Underprivileged Networking Stunts
Underprivileged Networking Stunts
This Charity Marketing Stunt Involves a Mock Profile on LinkedIn
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Fitness-Focused Networking
Fitness-Focused Networking
Sweatworking is a Healthy Way to Make Business Connections
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Digital Media Conferences
Digital Media Conferences
The Digital Media Summit Addressed Virality, Millennials and More
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Flexible Payment Platforms
Flexible Payment Platforms
WePay Powers Platform Businesses to Help Them Make a Global Difference
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Roommate-Finding Platforms
Roommate-Finding Platforms
The 'NestMates' App Makes It Easier to Find Compatible Roommates
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Nomadic Networking Platforms
Nomadic Networking Platforms
CoNomads Connects Digital Nomads Interested In Co-Living Arrangements
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Podcast Maker Apps
Podcast Maker Apps
The Opinion App Allows You to Record, Edit and Share Podcasts for Free
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Jetliner Festival Shuttles
Jetliner Festival Shuttles
The Delta SXSW Party Plane from LA to Austin is Invite Only
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Offline Networking Towels
Offline Networking Towels
The 'Social Towel' Believes You Don't Need the Internet to Make Friends
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Traveller Meetup Apps
Traveller Meetup Apps
Tripr Helps You Travel Like a Local By Connecting Travellers With Each Other
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Social Music Communities
Social Music Communities
The Instagram 'Music' Account Highlights Music From Around the World
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Professional Messaging Apps
Professional Messaging Apps
Caliber is a Business App to Connect Colleagues and New Contacts
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Group Dating Sites
Group Dating Sites
Grouvly is a Group Dating Service That Lets You Bring Along Friends
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Travel Networking Apps
Travel Networking Apps
The 'Mesmo' App Helps Travelers Build Connections Based on Common Interests
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Crowdfunding Startup Platforms
Crowdfunding Startup Platforms
AngelList is a One-Stop Destination for Potential Investors
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Social Design Competitions
Social Design Competitions
Twitter UK's #PoweredByTweets Promotes Social Media and Design
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Freelance Networking Platforms
Freelance Networking Platforms
This Service Helps Digital Artists Promote Their Services
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Fan Sportscaster Platforms
Fan Sportscaster Platforms
Rabble Invites Sports Enthusiasts to Broadcast Matches for Each Other
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Crowdsourced Gadget Repairs
Crowdsourced Gadget Repairs
The Repair Cafe Network Encourages Community Interaction and Upcycling
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Philanthropic Photography Platforms
Philanthropic Photography Platforms
The Site Connects Charities & Socially Conscious Photographers
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Music Festival Networking Apps
Music Festival Networking Apps
This App Helps Users Connect with Those Attending the Same Festival
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Medical Networking Apps
Medical Networking Apps
The 'Curofy' App Easily Facilitates Networking Among Medical Professionals
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Business-Based Travel Apps
Business-Based Travel Apps
The 'Jambo' App Helps Business Travelers Connect While Out of Town
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Decentralized Social Networks
Decentralized Social Networks
Synereo Will Use Peer-to-Peer Networking To Foster Interaction
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Inclusive International Initiatives
Inclusive International Initiatives
The Social Good Summit Features Global Meetups And Other Tools
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Simplistic Sharing Apps
Simplistic Sharing Apps
The Viggo App Lets You Throw Content to Share With Everyone in the Area
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Start-Up Networking Apps
Start-Up Networking Apps
This Tinder for Entrepreneurs Lets Users Pay It Forward with Right Swipes
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Freelancer Networking Plaforms
Freelancer Networking Plaforms
Linkedin's 'ProFinder' Connects Companies to Freelance Workers
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All-In-One Internet Devices
All-In-One Internet Devices
Eero Provides Net Access and Doubles as a Router and Extender
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Resourceful Vendor Meetups
Resourceful Vendor Meetups
Ebay in Person is a Series of Educational Networking Events for Sellers
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Bluetooth Networking Apps
Bluetooth Networking Apps
Surf Labs' LiNK App Uses Beacon Technology for Networking
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Branded Yoga Breaks
Branded Yoga Breaks
SXSW 2015 Goers Embrace Healthy Networking in Between Events
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Community-Building Food Trucks
Community-Building Food Trucks
Dining at This SXSW Kosher Food Truck Redefines Connectivity
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Philanthropic Startup Movements
Philanthropic Startup Movements
The Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative Lets Companies Help
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Boutique Social Memberships
Boutique Social Memberships
NYC's Parlor Social Club Celebrates Fashion, Tech and Gourmet Cuisine
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Startup Networking Apps
Startup Networking Apps
Lunchcruit Builds Professional Connections Through Sit-Down Meals
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Job-Hunting Apps
Job-Hunting Apps
Poach's Job Search App Works in the Background to Detect Opportunity
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Expansive Digital Summits
Expansive Digital Summits
The Detroit Digital Summit (SPONSORED)
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