19 March 2014 - 9:22am | posted by | 0 comments

Cloak app enables antisocial folk to avoid friends

Cloak app enables antisocial folk to avoid friendsCloak app enables antisocial folk to avoid friends

The social media revolution may be about to spark an opposing movement amongst more reclusive types if a new smartphone app, which offers people the chance to dodge fellow human beings, takes off.

Cloak, dubbed the ‘antisocial network’, enables users to ghost their way through city streets by pinpointing the geo-location of contacts not so that they can be found – but so that they can be avoided.

By compiling check-in information from the likes of Foursquare, Tinder, twitter, Facebook and Instagram the app populates a map of nearby contacts listed by distance, enabling the user to skirt troublesome exes, workmates or family.

In conversation with the Washington Post app creator Chris Baker said: “Personally, I think we’ve seen the crest of the big social network. Things like Twitter and Facebook are packed elevators where we’re all crammed in together … I think anti-social stuff is on the rise. You’ll be seeing more and more of these types of projects."

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