Sean Parker's New Airtime Brings Hollywood to the Start-Up Scene
Napster founders Sean Parker (also Facebook's first president) and Shawn Fanning introduced their newest online venture today, Airtime, a video chat service powered through Facebook.
While Airtime users must have a Facebook account to sign in, they aren't limited to chatting with their Facebook friends. Sign in and look for people to connect with based on interests, shared social connections, and location. Sound familiar? The service is similar in concept to other video chat services like Google Hangouts and Chatroulette. Airtime's founders insist this product is different thanks to the Facebook integration and the ability to meet new people with similar interests in the style of a '90s chat room.
Airtime kicked off its launch with the support of about a dozen close Hollywood friends including Ed Helms, Martha Stewart, Jim Carrey, Joel McHale, Olivia Munn, and others who believe the product is the next big thing in social networking.
Are you interested in using Airtime?