Bad technologies appear on a daily basis, and most quickly and quietly disappear. Regrettably 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 is investing their hard-earned dollars on them?
Social Media for Your Bathroom
How else, though, to explain the continuing life of iPoo? As the ComputerWorld story says, this is a social network that is just what you think it is. It’s designed for people who are going to the bathroom and still don’t want to disconnect from their virtual friends. People shouldn’t talk on their cell phones when they’re sitting on the toilet. They shouldn’t post messages to their online friends about what they just had for dinner, either.
Tacos Through the Air
We all like fast-food tacos. But going to get those tacos? That’s not as enjoyable. TacoCopter wants to solve this problem by delivering tacos in California’s Silicon Valley with helicopter drones. Yes, drones won’t just be for killing terrorists if TacoCopter gets its way. This service, of course, isn’t yet up and running. And the odds are good that it will never accomplish this milestone. But the company does possess a live website.
A Stranger Is Only a Friend You Haven’t Met?
If you feel like your Facebook page can use more friends you can utilize the new service called Airtime. It collects information about your likes and interests and finds people who have similar interests. If you do not like the strangers that it brings up for you, you can click the “next” button to advance on to the next person. This service is just for those people lonely enough to sort through the often questionable world of online strangers.