Social Media Gets More Social with NFC

DOCOMO, a Japanese mobile operator, recently announced a partnership with Twitter in order to develop innovative applications and services that will incorporate NFC technology. For example, DOCOMO customers will be able to “follow” each other by placing their phones together, which will trigger the exchange of follow permissions via NFC data transmission, thus allowing Twitter users to quickly and easily follow each other.

While NFC is often explored as a cashless-payment solution, it’s good to hear about its use in terms of social applications. Imaging being able to Facebook friend someone without even having to type in their name!

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