Automated Kindness

Consumption guilt drives consumers to find ways to improve their karma

Implications - The rise in curation makes it easier than ever for consumers to remain inside their own bubble of specific content, like-minded people, and tailored products. This self-contained approach to life may be enjoyable, but it can create feelings of guilt for those who want to better the world. Automated acts of kindness alleviate this guilt without disrupting the curated daily routine. In order to truly alleviate this guilt, these products and services are not branded and often consumer-made, highlighting a sense of community over capitalism.
SCORE: 5.2
This Month and Mild Top 4 Examples: 1,254 Total Clicks May 16 - Apr 17
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Consumer Insight Topics: TechBusiness
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SCORE: 4.7
Warm 583 Clicks Pub: May 3, 16
Charitable Coffee-Gifting Apps
The 'Nack' App Allows Users to Buy Anyone a Cup of Coffee
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SCORE: 3.7
This Year and Untested 227 Clicks Pub: Aug 4, 16
Karma-Inspired Community Donations
The Little Free Pantry is Uniting an Arkansas City With Charity
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SCORE: 3.7
This Year and Untested 317 Clicks Pub: Jul 26, 16
Anti-Bullying Mobile Apps
The BullyBox App Gives Students a Better Way to Report Bullying
Inspired by his own experiences with bullying, Brandon Boynton has developed The BullyBox app to help prevent mistreatment in schools. The app is meant to provide students with an anonymous way to... [More]
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SCORE: 4
This Year and Untested 127 Clicks Pub: Nov 10, 16
Relationship-Building Business Apps
The 'bonjoro' Customer App Lets Brands Send Personal Thanks
The relationship between customer and brand can often seem very disconnected, which is something the ‘bonjoro’ customer app looks to help rectify. ‘bonjoro’ works by... [More]
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