Thread (formerly Interested) is an Austin-based mobile software social connectivity startup targeted at the campus market. Thread enables its users to broaden their network of friends and to explore new dating prospects. It provides a safe, easy, and fun way to enhance a user's personal life by cultivating authentic connections and a compelling social experience. Thread is unique in that it promotes relevancy by keeping its user-base exclusively within the college/university market, and by utilizing the user's extended Facebook network to create matches. Additionally, users are given the opportunity to invite their friends to private chat rooms within the app, so that they can discuss their experiences, newfound connections, and any questions they might have about a prospect. Users also have the ability to wipe clean any content shared within these chat rooms, so their privacy is fully protected.