Asborometer Detector Stirs Up Controversy

 - Mar 1, 2010
References: asborometer & telegraph
There is now an application in the UK that tells users what percentage of ABSOs currently reside in their area.

ABSOs or Antisocial Behaviour Orders are administered to people in the UK who have made life slightly more difficult for their neighbors by doing things like regularly playing loud music at 3 in the morning.

The Asborometer is based on postal codes and is free to download. Creator Jeff Gilfelt stated that "although its name is fun, it has a serious message." It has also been dubbed "the estate agent's worst nightmare" as it can tip off would-be house buyers about troublesome neighbourhoods.

The application has caused a bit of a stir in the UK with several media outlets already airing their opinions.