Mark Shapiro has sent 20,000+ personalized appreciation videos, gave the TEDx talk on human connection in the digital age, and built the LoveBomb app to mitigate loneliness and create a kinder, more connected world.
“After my Dad passed away, I felt so loved and connected that I wanted to feel that way all the time (and ensure others did too), so I started a daily ritual of sending personalized video messages to ALL my Facebook friends on their birthdays. While I guessed it would be a nice gift to give, and help me keep in touch, little did I know that sending appreciation videos would totally elevate my life, relationships, and be a gift that keeps on giving. You see, gratitude and kindness are proven to stimulate positive emotions, improve our health, help build strong relationships, and have a ripple effect, so giving someone our kind attention (even if it's just a 30 second appreciation video or a 'thinking of you' text) is often a bigger gift than we realize. 20,000 videos, and a TEDx talk later, I've discovered just how much more love there is to go around, and that the key to mitigating loneliness and igniting connection calls for kindness and a system that makes it simple. Enter in LoveBomb, which makes keeping in touch and sending uplifting messages - fun, quick, and easier than ever. Given the state of the world, and now that I have a baby daughter, I want to ensure that she (and all other children) grows up in a society that is less lonely and more loving - and I invite you to help co-create that reality by dropping daily LoveBombs on your favorite people."
People will 'like' a selfie but never forget a LoveBomb.