The whole world is full of information about you and everyone you know, and most of your friends are in on it. No matter what privacy setting you might set, there’s a lot of business out there in the world and sometimes you just want to disappear, leave it all behind, and avoid seeing people you know (especially at the grocery store when you’re in your pajamas and have bed head). However, like chocolate milk and everything else, there’s an app for that. Cloak is the antisocial networking app that allows you to successfully avoid your friends.
“Personally, I think we’ve seen the crest of the big social network,” said Chris Baker in an e-mail to the Washington Post. “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.”
Baker and his partner Brian Moore are kind of experts at this sort of antisocial networking behavior. Baker has developed Rather, an app that gets rid of unwanted stuff on Twitter and Facebook, an app that blocks pictures of friends’ babies, and my favorite, an app called Hate With Friends that lets you determine if you and a Facebook friend actually dislike one another. As for Cloak, it scours your friends’ Instagram feeds and and Foursquare check-ins to determine where your friends last were, so you’ll know to stay away from that location if you don’t want to run into that person. It’s like a stalking app, but in reverse, which sounds kind of brilliant when you put it that way.
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