Five is a mobile-first, network of private conversations. Users can find and join relevant conversations based on friend groups, current events, interests, and location.
Today's mobile users are :
∙ shifting toward more intimate venues (e.g. Snapchat),
∙ seeking connections outside of their social graphs (e.g. Tinder), and
∙ expecting realtime interactions (e.g. Uber).
For most of the Internet's history, the above attributes were the norm (e.g. IRC, AOL). However, the "post-and-comment" platforms (e.g. Twitter, Facebook) grew rapidly due to advances in HTML5 and displaced those services. In today's asynchronous soapbox-style landscape, it is virtually impossible to have a private, serendipitous conversation.