I just read about the "World’s Most Depressing App". The app is called I am Alive which is launched in Lebanon.
This new app lets citizens of Lebanon automatically tweet, with one tap of the finger, “I am still alive! #Lebanon #Latestbombing.”
The sales pitch on the app’s homepage states, “Every time there is an explosion, we have to spend a lot of time contacting our loved ones…Not anymore!”
Apparently 4,000 users have installed the app (since it launched on January 21) and used it in two subsequent bombings. People in other war ravaged regions of the world have contacted the app’s creator to request their own, localized version, according to the BBC.
There is also a VIP version of the app which enables politicians to tweet out prefabricated messages of condemnation. No word on how many have installed this pro version.
What are your thoughts on this app? Do you think this will be the norm in other countires over the next few years?
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