Outsourced Communication

Modern technology links users with automated conversational tools

Implications - The increasing irregularity of in-person communication stemming from tech tools is intensifying with the outsourcing of social tasks. For digital natives, eliminating the need for one-on-one contact is appealing, as many young people prefer online conversations instead of face-to-face exchanges.
SCORE: 5.2
Mild Top 4 Examples: 4,893 Total Clicks Feb 14 - Jun 15
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Consumer Insight Topics: TechMobile
Outsourced Apology Services - Japan's Apology Agencies Help You Tell Someone You're Sorry
SCORE: 5.9
Warm 2,727 Clicks Pub: Sep 3, 14
Outsourced Apology Services
Japan's Apology Agencies Help You Tell Someone You're Sorry
Sometimes it’s just not easy to tell someone you’re sorry, and if there’s no way you can find the right words on your own, if you’re in Japan, it’s possible to get... [More]
Outsourced Break-Up Services - Australian Website Sorry It's Over Will End Your Relationship For You
SCORE: 5.3
Mild 388 Clicks Pub: Jun 25, 15
Outsourced Break-Up Services
Australian Website Sorry It's Over Will End Your Relationship For You
The on-demand model is being applied to a wide range of tasks people don’t want to do—from chores to parking their car—but it now extends to the realm of romance with this break-up... [More]
Automatic Girlfriend-Texting Apps - The BroApp Will Text Your Girlfriend For You
SCORE: 4.3
Mild 1,172 Clicks Pub: Feb 27, 14
Automatic Girlfriend-Texting Apps
The BroApp Will Text Your Girlfriend For You
BroApp is an app that will text your girlfriend so that you can spend more time your dude friends. The virtual wingman is designed to “outsource relationships,” letting guys specify the... [More]
Outsourced Messaging Apps - Miranda July's Somebody App Lets a Stranger Deliver Bad News for You
SCORE: 3.9
Mild 606 Clicks Pub: Aug 29, 14
Outsourced Messaging Apps
Miranda July's Somebody App Lets a Stranger Deliver Bad News for You
Sometimes there’s just not a good way to deliver bad news, which is what makes Miranda July’s ‘Somebody’ app great if you’re too chicken to act as the bearer of bad news.... [More]