VCNC’s app is called “Between”. It creates a private space for two people, in which they can share photographs and special memories, chat in real time and exchange any number of cute “emoticons”: smiley faces, winks, hearts and so on.
Between is part of a trend towards intimacy in social networking. Some Facebook users are fed up with the torrent of “friend” requests from people they barely know. Others resent being tagged in embarrassing photographs their boss can see. Hence the rise of services such as Path, an American network that limits members to 150 friends. Other networks, such as FamilyLeaf and Storytree, target families.
Mm, I still don’t see the need for a service like this, but if Koreans like it, they like it. When I first saw the article I thought it would be about online dating, but no; it’s about taking your relationship online, to a bigger and more diverse social media platform than just texting or chatting.