February 18, 2011
A group of University of Toronto students have designed a social networking platform that they believe will save time and prevent aggravation among students.
uBuddy, designed by Engineering student Charles Qu
, is the first academic social networking platform that allows students to effectively facilitate note-sharing, meetings and course discussions online. “It brings all those features together,” said uBuddy Communications Director Ryan McDougall. “It’s built by students for the students.”
McDougall said that since the official launching of uBuddy last week they have already hit 1,000 registered users and the group has plans to add more.
Currently, uBuddy is available exclusively to U of T students, but McDougall said the networking site will spread. “We plan on opening the platform to other campuses,” McDougall said.
First-year students in large classes wanting to meet people to form study groups, or simply make friends, will get the most of the social networking platform.
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