Anti-Social Social Media

Consumers are seeking out apps that help them avoid connection

Implications - Though typically thought of as a means of bringing people together, social media is taking a turn for the anti-social. Appealing to a dry sense of humor and subversive attitude towards tech, this phenomenon provides an opportunity for businesses to create apps and innovations to help consumers put their comfort first.
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Sep 11 - Jul 13
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Sappy Social Networking Graphs - 'How Facebook Affects You and Your Relationships' Breaks it Down
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Mild 7,800 Clicks Pub: Sep 13, 11
Sappy Social Networking Graphs
'How Facebook Affects You and Your Relationships' Breaks it Down
If you've ever felt like social networking sites are getting between you and your significant other, then check out the 'How Facebook Affects You and Your Relationships' infographic. Created by OnlineDating.org,… [More]
Crowd Avoidance Apps - 'Avoid the Shopping Crowds' Helps Dutch Consumers Beat the Rush
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Mild 930 Clicks Pub: Mar 14, 13
Crowd Avoidance Apps
'Avoid the Shopping Crowds' Helps Dutch Consumers Beat the Rush
‘Avoid the Shopping Crowds’ is a web application that lets Dutch shoppers check to see what stores are crowded from afar. The app was developed by ‘They,’ a creative agency... [More]
Tab-Keeping Apps - Spotme is an App to Help You Get Your Money Back
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Untested 705 Clicks Pub: Dec 26, 11
Tab-Keeping Apps
Spotme is an App to Help You Get Your Money Back
Though it's always great to lend a helping hand to those in need, many can agree that some invisible wall of insecurity and awkwardness seems to appear when financial favors are involved. The discomfort… [More]
Friend-Avoiding Apps - The 'Hell is Other People' App Tracks Your Friends to Help You Avoid Them
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Untested 357 Clicks Pub: Jun 19, 13
Friend-Avoiding Apps
The 'Hell is Other People' App Tracks Your Friends to Help You Avoid Them
Developer Scott Garner developed the ‘Hell is Other People’ app in order to help you stay away from people that you know. The app analyzes FourSquare check-in data in order to see where... [More]
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