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  • Tyze differentiates itself from other social networks by identifying as a ‘personal network’
  • Tyze differentiates itself from other social networks by identifying as a ‘personal network’
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CASE STUDY

Tyze: the network that cares

By strengthening the connection between online and offline networks, Tyze heralds a new hybrid support structure for those who need it most.

Location Canada

Scope
Social networks have become a naturalised form of communication – but how much do ‘friends’ really care? By strengthening the connection between online and offline networks, Tyze heralds a new hybrid support structure for those who need it most.

In an atomised, ageing but digitally connected society, Tyze.com’s personal networks or ‘circles of support’ allow formal and informal caregivers to co-ordinate practical, medical and emotional assistance in a private space. While social media platforms grow ever larger and more commercially noisy, are sites like Tyze, which seek to provide secure spaces and practical solutions, representative of ...

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