Communication is much more than the direct transfer of information. It is an interactive collaborative act including potentially rich verbal and non-verbal cues. To date, telecommunication has focused on verbal communication at a distance, restricting the non-verbal situational information. With the existing infrastructure, it is necessary to first contact a person before receiving feedback on what they are doing. Current communication devices do not provide a persistent sense of presence of those with whom we connect, nor do they create opportunities for additional communication with them. WatchMe�a platform for mobile communication and awareness in the form of a watch�addresses these limitations.