Sex chats between strangers
When you’re sick of talking to a random, you simply hit the like button, which functions as the chat equivalent of hanging up a phone.
Its like ICQ and Chatroulette hooked up and had an IM baby.
By the time I’d finished my story, this stranger and I might have built a lasting human connection and, ew, who needs that? I cried in peace as fellow commuters looked on, unmoved. Recently, Dunne created little badges with the question,“Tube Chat?
” written on them (similar to badges the city gives out to pregnant and disabled riders). Only drunks, lunatics and Americans talk on the Tube.
Stark and Dunne, for example, are from small towns where small talk is the norm.
In fact, it’s very (although not exclusively) American.
Alipay, China’s most popular payments app, has taken things several steps further.
The wallet app, owned by Alibaba’s financial spinoff Ant Financial, publicly launched a new social media service called “Circles” on Nov. The “Circles” are social or interest groups that work like Instagram, with users sharing their photos or videos publicly with group members, with a big difference: In some of the most popular groups, only women can write posts and put up personal media.
Well, the thought behind Dunne’s initiative isn’t bad.
And with chatting, the option for anonymity and fun screennames was key, moreso because every conversation kicked off with a query of “age/sex/location? So it’s no surprise that apps that let you talk with total strangers reignite the appeal of the early internet.