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Google has quietly released social-activity service Schemer, which is using Google , and which is currently in invitation-only beta.
According to a post from the Google team behind the idea, the Schemer engineers describe the service as "a simple yet powerful concept: schemes. A scheme is any activity you'd like to do". They then gave the following examples that were created by some of their users:
° Play the big piano at FAO Schwarz
° Watch every movie made by Christopher Nolan
° Bike up to Hawk Hill at dawn to catch the sunrise
° Make genmaicha Rice Krispie treats.
TheNextWeb describes Schemer simply as "Google's solution for finding things to do". And those "things to do", or, as Google likes to call it, "schemes", are currently limited to a small number of US cities.
Google has partnered with National Geographic, travel guide TimeOut, Rolling Stone and restaurant-review site Zagat, to name just a few, to help with creating "schemes" for Schemer.
See the quirky introduction video below from the Schemer team explaining the service.