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People-Nearby applications are becoming a popular way for individuals to search for new social relations in their physical vicinity. This paper presents the results of a qualitative study, based on 25 interviews, examining how privacy and locality are managed in these applications. We describe how location is used as a grounding mechanism, providing a platform for honest and truthful signals in the challenging process of forming new social relations. We discuss our findings by suggestingdoi:10.1145/2493432.2493485 dblp:conf/huc/TochL13 fatcat:6g75zr3lhzdaxlg3us5zamp44q