Every day unique foreign music, cinema, and literature is released. Find it here.
Ever wanted to keep up to speed about the international movies, indy music, and great books that are being released globally? Ever wondered what new unique titles people are enjoying around the world, and you are totally in the dark about? Ever wanted to be reminded about related events and festivals that are truly up your ally?
YooP keeps tab on everything that is relevant for your own unique taste. It helps you keep track of new releases outside of the mainstream block- busters everyone knows about.
It helps you ﬁgure out what small and big events not to skip this year. Those eclectic music, movie, and other festivals you don't want to miss
Our focus at Unicircles is on the “long tail” that is high quality, yet not mass market. We have been a bit bored by the lowest common denominator, and wanted to change that. Avoid “bland mainstream boredom” at all cost.
On Unicircles you will learn about new and wildly exciting titles and events that are tailored to your own taste.
Most of us miss new international and indy releases. Instead we get swamped by mainstream marketing for big best sellers, mega artists, and blockbusters. YooP will help you ﬁnd the top releases in your own targeted segment. Stuff you will love.
2 . RECOMMEND
Write your own thoughtful reviews, and post them to your friends and followers.
Unicircles is about sharing great titles. Either new releases that left a big impression, or oldies you have loved since you were a teenager.
We aim to share these great titles globally, for the beneﬁt of all our members. For example German movies in the US. Korean music in Holland. Dutch TV in China. You name it, there are so many examples…
When you become part of Unicircles, you get immediate access to public reviews and events. Some are posted
on our front page for general consumption. Some are posted by our critics for their followers. These reviews are a critical part of our mission. We want more of us to enjoy the great work of artists around the world.
On Unicircles, you can also share your “mix-tapes”. Instantaneously exchange tips with friends. You will get their top picks, and you can compare the movies, shows, books, and bands you both like. YooP will only swap stuff that is new to you. Also on your iPhone
Starting as a newbie, you can graduate to TrendSetter and then Evangelist status quickly. Write reviews for the titles you love, and get your own followers that care about your opinion. For our Evangelists, premium membership is free.
3 . REMEMBER
Keep your wish, to-do, and top-lists in one convenient place, also when on the move.
When you are meeting with a friend over coffee, did you ever forget what movies you recently saw and want to recommend? When in a book store at the airport, do you always remember what books you want to buy for your ﬂight? When watching TV on iTunes, do you always trust Genius to recommend your new favorite shows?
Using the Unicircles application, you will always remember your wish and todo lists. You can add new items by swapping mix tapes with your friends or by checking their latest reviews and
ratings. New titles will be regularly reviewed by your critics, critiqued by your circle of friends, or added to your personalized picks by YooP.
An added beneﬁt is that every recommended title is always new to you (this is possible because YooP knows what titles you already rated, reviewed, or added to your wish list).
Easily and regularly add new titles to your lists, and always remember what to read, watch, and listen to. Be in the know, anytime, anywhere.
Our new iPhone and iPad app is on the app store, and will continuously be improved with additional functionality from Unicircles.com. We will soon allow uploads of wish lists from Facebook and iTunes. Let us know what you think!
4 . MIX
There are like-minded graduates out there we are sure you would love to meet.
We invite you to become part of our small and growing global network. Unicircles was launched in California in 2012 with the goal of bringing a few students and graduates together from leading universities to discuss good music, movies, and books. Since then we have grown in many parts of the world.
Unicircles users are now organizing book clubs, screenings, and other intellectually motivated events. Both online and ofﬂine around the globe. Check in to other metro areas when traveling to see what is happening during your trip. Or help us launch a new chapter in your area.
Membership is free, and allows you to connect with your own university circles including all of your friends of friends. You can also follow critics to get up-to- date reviews on the latest releases.
Premium membership is available at a small monthly or annual fee, and allows you to connect with everyone on UniCircles. You will also get discounts at events organized by our members.
Sign Up before the 31st of December 2014, and get the first 6 months of premium membership for free. Sign up after that date, and it will cost $20 per month or $150 per year.
YooP is our learning algorithm for tailored event, movie, music, and book recommendations. It predicts what you will like based
on top lists at your university, in your metro area, among your circles, and based on your own unique taste.
5 . MATCH
Help fate a bit by using YooP to ﬁnd your best matches around the globe.
Ever wondered if there is a someone out there who is very similar to you? Who likes the same indy movies you like? Who reads the same sci-ﬁ books? Who listens to the same great artists?
Psychologists established that taste similarity is an excellent indicator of a good match. We calculate it based on both your preferences. Using our similarity score, YooP can match you up in an instant. It considers what you are looking for, and also what your possible match is looking for. Your unique character traits, values, and your taste for music, cinema, and
literature. To learn about your taste, and to predict what you will like, YooP also looks at the taste of your friends, followers, and your extended social network. Find amazingly cool and interesting folks around the world.
The algorithm really works, and we are conﬁdent that you will be amazed by the results. We do need your help with getting critical mass in each of the metro areas and Universities. Sign up as Unicircles ambassador to get free premium membership. The more people sign up, the better our recommendations
Unicircles premium membership costs much less than similar offerings from the big commercial matching sites. All of which less dedicated to help you ﬁnd your best global match.
6 . BE PRIVATE
Your privacy is important. No Ads means no sharing of your proﬁle data with Advertisers.
Your privacy is very important to us. Only you decide who learns about your circle of friends, and your preferences for music, movies, and books.
Initially when you join our membership, no-one has access to your proﬁle. When you are ready, you can allow your friends and followers to view your top- and wish-lists.
Your proﬁle information is safe with us and your privacy is guaranteed. Unlike Google, Facebook, and other social sites, we do not make money through
targeted ads. Our business model is solely based on monthly fees for premium services such as event organization and advanced matching (most of our services will remain free).
This means that when you join the global Unicircles network, you will not become a product for the big ad agencies. Unlike other big networking sites, we will not sell your details to the global advertisers.
Instead, YooP is our product for you. Join our club, remain 100% private.
Our servers are outside of United States jurisdiction, and unlike the big US based social networks and search engines, we will not share your data with the NSA or other US agencies.
7 . ABOUT US
Unicircles is still small, growing fast. We would love to have you. Try us out and join the club!
We are graduates from Stanford, Oxford, and other global Universities.
Based in San Francisco, Zurich, New Delhi, Hong Kong, and Amsterdam. Disillusioned with existing networks, search engines, and matching sites. Bored by discovery engines that are marketing titles too mainstream for our taste. Tired of companies that do not protect our privacy, but sell our details to advertisers instead. Worried about social networks where we never know who is really behind a proﬁle.
We wanted to change all that, for the beneﬁt of students and alumni from top universities worldwide (+ friends).
Our goal is to create a new place to connect and discover titles that are not mainstream but focused on our individual tastes and preferences.
We set out developing the Unicircles platform and YooP algorithm using the latest AI and matching technologies. When testing these new proprietary solutions, we realized that we were on the right track. Before launching YooP, we had never been aware of so many great titles, and so many wonderful individuals around the world.
Let’s spend the short time we have on our planet more wisely. Sign up now, and help us realize our global mission.
Become a Unicircles ambassador for your university or metropolitan area and premium membership will be free.