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2014-03-18 10:15:21 AM  
If you're on enough social networks, with enough people that your whereabouts can be reasonably predicted, and you want to avoid people - don't join so many farking social networks, you dummy.
 
2014-03-18 10:23:12 AM  
Except that you have to be on social networks for it to work. FAIL.
 
2014-03-18 10:23:47 AM  

Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: If you're on enough social networks, with enough people that your whereabouts can be reasonably predicted, and you want to avoid people - don't join so many farking social networks, you dummy.


Yes, this too.
 
2014-03-18 11:12:03 AM  
A social app that helps you avoid people...
I do like the concept.
 
2014-03-18 11:13:09 AM  
WARNING:  Ex detected.

You have two minutes to reach minimum safe distance.
 
2014-03-18 11:27:47 AM  

studebaker hoch: WARNING:  Ex detected.

You have two minutes to reach minimum safe distance.


I'll need an upgraded model.

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2014-03-18 12:04:34 PM  
I can so see this becoming a stalking tool.
 
2014-03-18 12:17:03 PM  
So we have a rudimentary version of a Boss Alarm?  If they could narrow down the range, I really like the concept.
 
2014-03-18 12:26:09 PM  
This is where Google Glass has the potential to rock.
 
2014-03-18 01:40:06 PM  

obenchainr: I can so see this becoming a stalking tool.




Depends on how the alert system works.
It doesn't have to tell you specifically where someone is to alert you that they've breached your preset perimeter.

/plus it's logging all contacts, no doubt.
 
2014-03-18 02:09:55 PM  

way south: obenchainr: I can so see this becoming a stalking tool.

Depends on how the alert system works.
It doesn't have to tell you specifically where someone is to alert you that they've breached your preset perimeter.

/plus it's logging all contacts, no doubt.


Yes, but in essence, it's a tool that tells you when you're within 1 block (or whatever) of someone.  Assume that "someone" is largely stationary, and with some simple triangulation, you can figure out where they are (depending on the accuracy of the tool; if we're talking GPS-level accuracy, it's down to a few feet).
 
2014-03-18 02:39:34 PM  
NO!  NO NO NO NO NO!!!

That is NOT what the word "antisocial" means, you microcephalic nincompoop!

"Antisocial" implies low-grade psychopathy.  When you don't want to be around people, the word is "unsociable".

/psychology professor
 
2014-03-18 03:35:28 PM  

obenchainr: way south: obenchainr: I can so see this becoming a stalking tool.

Depends on how the alert system works.
It doesn't have to tell you specifically where someone is to alert you that they've breached your preset perimeter.

/plus it's logging all contacts, no doubt.

Yes, but in essence, it's a tool that tells you when you're within 1 block (or whatever) of someone.  Assume that "someone" is largely stationary, and with some simple triangulation, you can figure out where they are (depending on the accuracy of the tool; if we're talking GPS-level accuracy, it's down to a few feet).


That assumes a stalker resistant design is giving you a regular ping and not a one off warning bleep.  You'd still have to blindly stumble into range before it sends that much.

Plus there's no shortage of tracking apps that will point out willing targets out from any distance (like the very same 4square and instagram this reads data from). If you've already signed up for those services then you're freely giving out more data than anyone will bother to milk from an avoidance app.

Its like dancing nude by a window and worrying the curtains in your neighbors house will reveal you.

/after reading FTA, I'm suddenly not sure what this antisocial app is doing different from social apps.
/Other apps will alert you when friends are near (smiley face), this one alerts you when your friends are near (frowny face).
/I just want my alert circle to be slightly wider than their alert circle...
 
2014-03-18 07:57:01 PM  

studebaker hoch: WARNING:  Ex detected.

You have two minutes to reach minimum safe distance.


Funny, with your ex it takes me THREE minutes.
 
2014-03-18 07:59:52 PM  

Son of Thunder: NO!  NO NO NO NO NO!!!

That is NOT what the word "antisocial" means, you microcephalic nincompoop!

"Antisocial" implies low-grade psychopathy.  When you don't want to be around people, the word is "unsociable".

/psychology professor


Sorry, this is the netterwebs. People take words with precise meanings and screw them up however they like. You are then a pedant for insisting that the words means something specific.

/"When I use a word," Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, "it means just what I choose it to mean -- neither more nor less."
 
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