Bad technologies emerge every day, and most quickly and quietly disappear. Sadly some of them stick around past their natural expiration date. Here is a list of three apps that don’t know when to call it quits. How did they come to be, why haven’t they died, and who’s spending their hard-earned dollars on them?
Social Media for Your Bathroom
This one is really absurd. The iPoo is an app for your iPhone that is precisely what you think it is. It is tailored for people who do not want to disconnect from their friends when they’re going to the bathroom. This is not something many people should want, and yet, it still exists. Have you ever heard of somebody using a social network in the bathroom? This sort of networking qualifies as antisocial behavior.
Tacos Through the Air
Have you ever had the craving for fast food tacos but don’t want to leave your house? Most people have, and the TacoCopter would like to solve this situation by delivering them to you. And just how would these tacos be delivered? Via helicopter drones. This is a service that will only be offered in California’s Silicon Valley but it is not up and running yet. Time will tell if this idea gets off the ground, so to speak.
A Stranger Is Only a Friend You Haven’t Met?
Are you looking for more friends on Facebook? If so, you can use a new service called Airtime. It mines your Facebook profile and gathers strangers that share similar interests to you. Then you’re able to click “next” if you don’t like the stranger that they send you. This service may be a little creepy, though; such is the world of online stranger.