Alternative Apology

Consumers turn to unconventional apologetic techniques to avoid interaction

Implications - Seeking to bypass the traditionally uncomfortable experience of having to say sorry, consumers are opting for eccentric apology tactics to avoid face-to-face interaction. Using outsourced services and social media to express remorse, consumers are trading in face-to-face engagement for more unusual techniques, reflecting a rise in alternative forms of self-expression.
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Outsourced Apology Services - Japan's Apology Agencies Help You Tell Someone You're Sorry
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Warm 2,771 Clicks Pub: Sep 3, 14
Outsourced Apology Services
Japan's Apology Agencies Help You Tell Someone You're Sorry
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Floating Honest Appologies - 'Sorry I'm Such an Asshole' Balloons Let You Share Your Remorse
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Average 4,851 Clicks Pub: Jan 30, 12
Floating Honest Appologies
'Sorry I'm Such an Asshole' Balloons Let You Share Your Remorse
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Comical Breakup Cards - This Greeting Card Hopes to Help Cheer You Up After a Bad Split
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Mild 2,973 Clicks Pub: Aug 12, 14
Comical Breakup Cards
This Greeting Card Hopes to Help Cheer You Up After a Bad Split
If you know someone going through a hard time after a nasty split from someone, these hilarious breakup card designs are a great way to make light of the situation. These comical handmade cards... [More]
Relationship-Mending Apps - The 'MakeupText' App is for People Who Regret Sending Break-up Texts
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Mild 3,326 Clicks Pub: Aug 12, 13
Relationship-Mending Apps
The 'MakeupText' App is for People Who Regret Sending Break-up Texts
The ‘MakeupText’ app developed by Jake Levine lets you craft the perfect make-up text. If you used the Breakup Text app by the same company, and you’ve since changed your mind,... [More]
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