Anti-Social Media App Helps You Avoid People

March 24th, 2014  |  Published in Blog, Trends

anti social mediaWait for it. Yup, the newest app on the block is called Cloak, and it helps you avoid the very people you have given license to stalk you through connections on Facebook, Twitter, FourSquare, yadda yadda.

Actually, it’s more about you knowing where the lame cousins you attract on Facebook and total strangers you brag to on Twitter are and avoiding them in real life. Nothing wrong with that, from where I sit.

Choice quotes from this story in The Daily Beast, include:

  • The developers “posted the app to Facebook on Monday morning and since then, we’ve added over 100,000 users and hit the top 50 of the App store.”
  • “Facebook is that kind of lame cousin you hate but check in with every now and then to save face…”
  • “Cloak – an excuse for us to stop pretending we actually like interacting with other humans….”

There you have it. In a nutshell, a free app that helps you undo the last several years you’ve spent oversharing and not really caring. Now you do. You want your privacy back. The Cloak app is a first step. There will be others.

Source: The Daily Beast.

Photo by Fox Searchlight/Courtesy Everett Collection via The Daily Beast.

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