Want to avoid people? There’s now an app for that!
Cloak is the new app that utilizes the same sort of check-in technology on Instagram and Foursquare to let you know if you are in danger of running into an ex or someone else potentially awkward. The inventors Chris Baker and Brian Moore, designed the app to seek out selected social media accounts and determine where they came from so you can avoid that place.
“We feel like we’ve reached the point of social fatigue — too many networks with too much information, all the time,” Baker says. “It’s OK to turn off and pick up a copy of ‘Walden’ and just be alone.”
Of course this poses the question: if normal people can use this to avoid people, can weirdos use the technology to track people? The short answer? Yes. If they already are friends with you. But how hard would it be to friend someone, find out where they are and then show up “unexpectedly.” Pretty soon my dating techniques are going to be on display for the world.
Do you plan on downloading Cloak? Let us know.
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