In the last decade we have seen the consequences of a growing disconnect between social media and real life - and the subsequent declining mental health among young adults. And we spend a quarter of our lives in virtual social systems according to Center for Human Technology, a think tank in California.
Loneliness, social media addiction and the declining mental health in young adults, has formed the main focus for our team, to improve the quality of life for 18 – 40 years old young adults – especially 18 – 25-year-old adults.
Loneliness and mental health issues gives rise to healthcare costs - in Denmark alone, 20% of working age people suffer from mental illness resulting in 25% of all healthcare costs.
The business model of current social media growth engines is designed around consumerism and addiction as a profit-maximizing mechanism and is markedly anti-social and therefore due for a significant disruption - LifeBonder is that disruption. LifeBonder is putting the social into social media – or rather where it belongs, outside social media.
That so many young people report lacking close real-life friendships and feel lonely despite existing competitors, clearly demonstrates failure to meet the market despite existing “social” platforms. LifeBonder is therefore filling this growing need for real life experiences outside social media platforms - battling the negative impact of social media and thereby increasing the quality of life for young adults.
What differentiate us from other current social media platforms is our focus on supporting our users in their real life in the local area. We suggest shared interests, activities, locations and communities in the local area and motivate people to meet. LifeBonder:
• supports people offline in the local area instead of keeping them online
• have no additive elements – likes, followers, etc.
• prevent social loneliness and isolation
• is a safe space that allow the real “you” without need for pretending
• has zero fake users accounts and zero fake news
• protects users’ privacy - We do not sell user data nor track user behavior at all
Last but not least this product will provide a new innovative friendship platform, make a positive impact in society and of course be a profitable business case!