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Avoid your friends: new app tells you where they aren’t

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Is the concept of “anti-social media” possible? One graduate student at New York University thinks so and is quickly realizing that other people agree.

“Hell Is Other People” is an experimental Web app that utilizes FourSquare to track check-ins made by friends to determine the best possible routes and areas to avoid them. The experimental anti-social media app was created by Scott Garner, a master’s degree candidate in the interactive telecommunications program at NYU.

“The key to the idea started when I moved to New York for grad school,” Garner said. “It was overwhelming for me to be around so many people in the city, and social anxiety was at the top of my mind at the time.”

Full Story: Anti-social media? This app tells you where your friends won’t be