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Foursquare-Style Checking In For Couch Potatoes

Soulskill posted more than 3 years ago | from the real-life-achievements-are-getting-out-of-hand dept.

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This CNN article discusses a new breed of mobile "check-in" apps for people who aren't particularly mobile. The news apps were borne from the popularity of Foursquare, Gowalla, and Facebook Places, but instead of focusing on locations you've been, they spotlight movies and TV shows you watch, as well as books you read and video games you play. "These apps let users earn virtual rewards and meet fans with similar interests. Users also can push their check-ins to other sites, such as Facebook and Twitter, to keep the conversation going. They each have their own benefits on top of that, from giving users recommendations based on the things they already like to letting them unlock videos and other extras when they've become 'super fans' of a show. ... While people in the United States may all have different hobbies and engage in different activities away from home, 'we know most people do three things — they eat, they sleep and they watch TV,' [Miso's CEO, Somrat Niyogi said.] 'We think the market is massive. We think this is going to be a much bigger market' than location-based apps, he added."

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Huh? (3, Insightful)

mark72005 (1233572) | more than 3 years ago | (#33348592)

If you never get off the couch, why do you need a mobile app?

Re:Huh? (-1, Offtopic)

loteck (533317) | more than 3 years ago | (#33348688)

In the future:

Desktops will be dead. No one will have them.
Laptops will be your workhorse. Many will have them for work.
Netbooks will be your casual computing device. Some will have them for novelty.
Phones will be your go-to interface for day-to-day needs. Everyone will have one.

Re:Huh? (1)

alanebro (1808492) | more than 3 years ago | (#33348730)

I really don't understand what your comment has to do with this post...

Re:Huh? (0, Offtopic)

zullnero (833754) | more than 3 years ago | (#33349688)

It's tongue in cheek, but you guys didn't get it. If you're not out and about, it is implied that you must use a stationary desktop around the home.

There's nothing I love more than spelling a joke out to geeks who should understand a very venerable geek joke, I tell ya.

Re:Huh? (1)

Phoghat (1288088) | more than 3 years ago | (#33353598)

Bang, Zoom! Over the head and into the stands

Re:Huh? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33348798)

In the future:

Desktops will be dead. No one will have them.

Uh... no.

Re:Huh? (1)

WrongSizeGlass (838941) | more than 3 years ago | (#33348896)

In the future:

Desktops will be dead. No one will have them.
Laptops will be your workhorse. Many will have them for work.
Netbooks will be your casual computing device. Some will have them for novelty.
Phones will be your go-to interface for day-to-day needs. Everyone will have one.

In the future:
Foursquare will be dead. No one will remember it.
Laptops will be replaced by tablets. Many will have used laptops for work a long time ago.
Netbooks will be your go-to device for high-powered computing. Some will still type for novelty instead of using the cerebral interface.
Phones will be phones. Everyone will have one.

Re:Huh? (1)

Darinbob (1142669) | more than 3 years ago | (#33349224)

In the Past:

Desktops were dead. No one personally owned computers.
Laptops for for cats and grandkids to sit on. Few people had laps while being mobile.
Books were used for casual information browsing. Some read them for novelty.
Phones were the go-to interface for day-to-day needs. Everyone had one at home.

Re:Huh? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33473544)

What past are you talking about? Transportation with seating has been around and common longer than phones have, so the bit about phones at home and people not having laps whilst mobile can't be true for the same time period.

Re:Huh? (1)

retchdog (1319261) | more than 3 years ago | (#33349746)

I think "novelty" isn't quite the right word here.

Re:Huh? (1)

Locke2005 (849178) | more than 3 years ago | (#33348928)

In the future: Cell phones will double as entertainment center remote controls, so they'll be a must have for every couch potato. Putting the app in the phone itself will make it much easier for the app to keep track of what you're watching or listening too, although ultimately it will requires 2-way communication between the phone and the TV/home theater/music player.

Re:Huh? (1)

mavasplode (1808684) | more than 3 years ago | (#33349126)

In the future: Cell phones will double as entertainment center remote controls,

The future as in when they start putting infrared transmitters on phones and allowing the easy installation of 3rd party software?

Re:Huh? (1)

Locke2005 (849178) | more than 3 years ago | (#33349160)

No, the future as in when they start putting WiFi and/or Bluetooth links in entertainment systems and the iPhone is only a distant memory having long since been supplanted by Android.

Re:Huh? (1)

GameboyRMH (1153867) | more than 3 years ago | (#33353520)

the iPhone is only a distant memory having long since been supplanted by Android.

I'd really like to see this. Android may have remote app install/kill capabilities, but it's still far, FAR better than iOS in terms of software freedom. iOS is what's driving the trend towards closed software environments, and proprietary client apps instead of web apps, if it's killed off these trends would most likely reverse themselves.

Re:Huh? (1)

mavasplode (1808684) | more than 3 years ago | (#33366144)

Both my media pc and ps3 have wifi and bluetooth.

Re:Huh? (1)

Locke2005 (849178) | more than 3 years ago | (#33372622)

Great. Now when your TV/Monitor and amplifier/home theater system get WiFi and Bluetooth, it'll be worth my while to write a phone app to control them all.

Re:Huh? (1)

Locke2005 (849178) | more than 3 years ago | (#33373792)

Sorry, I need to correct myself: if you are using an HDMI interface to communicate between your Media Center and TV, then the TV itself theoretically does not need Bluetooth or WiFi support. All devices in your Entertainment Center need to either have Bluetooth, WiFi, or Ethernet support, or have CEC support and be connected via HDMI to a device that has Bluetooth, WiFi, or Ethernet support. We're moving in the right direction towards digital convergence, but it is taking a lot longer than expected.

Re:Huh? (1)

mavasplode (1808684) | more than 3 years ago | (#33377784)

True. I reckon the right hardware's all there, it's just a matter of the companies programming the things to get around to it. On that note, would be nice to see an open source HDMI tv.

Re:Huh? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33473822)

I'm sure there are TVs running Linux with HDMI ports. So what you are asking for is probably already here, but probably isn't quite what you actually want.

Re:Huh? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33473626)

The future is already here. Behold the N900, which has an IR port and allows easy installation of third party apps (and does indeed have an app to function as a remote control). Or were you being sarcastic and it is a common feature for smart phones these days, I'm not really up on all the features of other phones so I can't be sure.

Obligatory Futurama Reference (1)

Yvan256 (722131) | more than 3 years ago | (#33350088)

Phones will be your go-to interface for day-to-day needs. Everyone will have one.

They have phones in booths now? Finally! I don't have to lug this cell phone around. - Hermes

Re:Huh? (0, Offtopic)

Monkeedude1212 (1560403) | more than 3 years ago | (#33348744)

Because who uses a couch and a desktop?

Also, all the big Apps now-a-days start in the Apple Store and work their way to the Mac and PC Via Facebook. I know, its like the flow of time is reversed, but you'll be used to it in about negative 2 weeks.

Re:Huh? (1)

Yvan256 (722131) | more than 3 years ago | (#33350098)

Can't you post anything new? You made that exact same comment a month from now.

Re:Huh? (1)

Daetrin (576516) | more than 3 years ago | (#33348950)

If you want a serious answer, there are two reasons (at least for the case of GetGlue, don't know about the other two sites mentioned in the article.)

1: There are a lot of times where you will be doing something you might want to check-in for when you're not around a computer (or not around a computer you can use for that purpose.) Seeing a new movie in the theatre is an obvious case, but there are others. That's a pretty good reason to have an app.

2: There are some stickers that you can only get by checking in via the app (either iPhone or Android.) That's a pretty dumb reason, and was clearly engineered by them as a marketing gimmick to push adoption of the apps.

Re:Huh? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33349050)

you forgot your laptop in the kitchen...

Re:Huh? (1)

discord5 (798235) | more than 3 years ago | (#33349128)

If you never get off the couch, why do you need a mobile app?

Even people who stay inside have to be trendy. Ride that wave of mobile goodness, buy that iPhone/Android and sit in the couch lovingly stoking that touchscreen all day long.

Now, without leaving the couch to fetch your laptop you can ...

  • check up on what people you'll never meet are doing
  • check your e-mail to see if someone sent you a mail, over and over hoping that someone eventually will
  • cancel appointments that require you to leave the couch
  • order food online and mail them that the door is open
  • play videogames on your cellphone while watching tv

Oh, but it doesn't end there. You can now see if your tastes match up with some couch potato halfway across the continent, and you can then see the same movies they do based on their recommendations. Not only that, but you can get suggestions for snacks, like Cheetos. All from the comfort of your comfy couch.

Now all we need is a service that delivers groceries at home.

Re:Huh? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33351006)

you don't, you need a browser plugin

Re:Huh? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33353910)

Fatasses and smokers - the last acceptable prejudices. Lord help you if you're a fatass AND a smoker...

Marketers are laughing... (2, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33348610)

... all the way to the bank.

Re:Marketers are laughing... (2, Interesting)

Yvan256 (722131) | more than 3 years ago | (#33350116)

... and bankers are laughing while sitting on the couch in their office. Eating potato chips.

And that's where that expression comes from.

a cynical take (4, Funny)

caffeinemessiah (918089) | more than 3 years ago | (#33348644)

...allow me to plug my own banal "checkin" service, based on things "most people do"...

FourGoHookupPlaces: for telling your friends when and who you procreate with! BONUS: use your iphone's built-in accelerometer to compute your "performance", and try to best your friends! Become the virtual "mayor" of PEOPLE! Make lovemaking an ONLINE social game!

Re:a cynical take (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33349094)

http://www.ijustmadelove.com/ is exactly what it sounds like, and exactly what you described.

Re:a cynical take (1)

GameboyRMH (1153867) | more than 3 years ago | (#33353680)

Huh, you're not kidding, all it's missing is the accelerometer game, but people would just cheat by putting their phone on a paint shaker.

To quote Warren Ellis... (1)

mbourgon (186257) | more than 3 years ago | (#33349640)

"I'm the mayor of your mom"

GetGlue is great (3, Interesting)

Daetrin (576516) | more than 3 years ago | (#33348714)

I've been using GetGlue for a couple months and am still in love with it (unlike my fling with FourSquare that mostly died out after a few weeks.) Not only is GetGlue a lot more tailored for my geeky interests than FourSquare, it's nice to be able to check into stuff without worry about the frickin GPS coordinates being off and it claiming i'm not within 200 meters when i'm standing right inside the venue =P

Of course on the downside that means that there are a number of people on GetGlue who will check into anything and everything as frequently as possible just in order to accumulate stickers/badges/achievements. Personally i only check into stuff that i'm actually doing and the people who've accumulated hundreds of stickers, thousands of "friends", and tens of thousands of "liked" things can irk me a bit, but i try and just remind myself that it's not actually a contest, despite what some of them seem to think. I'd rather have my stickers and "likes" reflect who i actually am, rather than how obsessively i can click on links.

Perhaps i should check out the other sites mentioned in the article, though i'm not sure if i'd want to maintain a presence on more than one such site. Checking-in when i start watching a show or playing a game or reading a book isn't too bad, but having to do so at two or three different sites might start to get a bit cumbersome.

Re:GetGlue is great (4, Funny)

John Hasler (414242) | more than 3 years ago | (#33348792)

Checking-in when i start watching a show or playing a game or reading a book isn't too bad, but having to do so at two or three different sites might start to get a bit cumbersome.

If you were truly "geeky" you'd write a script to do it for you.

Re:GetGlue is great (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33349056)

Ich bin der Besitzer von Tiffany Trees Gbr Meine Webseite [tiffanytrees.de] .

Re:GetGlue is great (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33474364)

GPS doesn't tend to work well indoors (depends somewhat on the building's construction), maybe you should try it just outside.

Its Amazing (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33348726)

All of that technology, research, development, infrastructure, etc. just so people can tell everyone else what they're watching on TV.

Anyone in favor of starting over the internet?

Re:Its Amazing (1)

mavasplode (1808684) | more than 3 years ago | (#33349176)

Anyone in favor of starting over the internet?

Have you tried turning it off and on again?

we know all people do three things... (3, Funny)

John Hasler (414242) | more than 3 years ago | (#33348762)

...they eat, they sleep and they shit. So where is the mobile app where one can "like" Charmin? Surely that'd reach an even bigger demographic than TV!

Re:we know all people do three things... (1)

Locke2005 (849178) | more than 3 years ago | (#33348852)

On the other hand, there is a huge demand for a good "Twitter Shitter" [penny-arcade.com] app!

Re:mobile app... Charmin (1)

elijahu (1421) | more than 3 years ago | (#33349660)

Umm, that would be the "SitOrSquat: Bathroom Finder" app [http://www.sitorsquat.com/sitorsquat/mobile/index], sponsored by Charmin.

Awesomes! (3, Insightful)

countSudoku() (1047544) | more than 3 years ago | (#33348772)

Does this work with Friendster and myspace?

This ushers in a whole new golden era of pointless web apps that makes me wonder how much information stupid people are willing to share without their knowledge. Incredibly there is no limit.

Re:Awesomes! (1)

Yvan256 (722131) | more than 3 years ago | (#33350138)

Can someone write an app that links every app to each other, in a huge pointless loop that feeds information to itself?

Re:Awesomes! (1)

vlueboy (1799360) | more than 3 years ago | (#33350272)

Can someone write an app that links every app to each other, in a huge pointless loop that feeds information to itself?

I "see" your one App and "raise" you one web search :)

Apparently Google's search results in your things like your|your neighbors name being available to spyware-spreaders or online data miners like pipl.com and "spokes" who clone your info. To incite you to pay to find "full" details, they feed it location data like age, hometown and last few different addresses [public USA records can be a pest to hide]. Some sites link google search visitors to "top search results for [your search string]" where you go in circles within their site (while new ads are served to you for their trouble) or catapult over to other data providers having the same data seeds and links back to your starting point. If you do searches for files like "[hot actress] rar" you'll never get the file, but you'll certainly be told there is some payfor download link one click away.

Eventually google indexes al this new crap and adds to the ever-inflating feedback loop that results in searches or even your dusty old / deleted myspace data surfacing all over, even by categories including your family name or circle of friends (mylife.com)

It's like having a second (oh, what's the word?) (1)

fotoguzzi (230256) | more than 3 years ago | (#33348806)

...existence. Call it Second Existence. Maybe there is something more more catchy you could call it.

Re:It's like having a second (oh, what's the word? (1)

Locke2005 (849178) | more than 3 years ago | (#33348876)

Maybe you should get a frickin' first life!

Re:It's like having a second (oh, what's the word? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33357066)

I do have a first life, but it doesn't have any 6ft tall anthropomorphic penises. For that, I need to get my fix with Second Life.

This gives me a great idea! (3, Funny)

Locke2005 (849178) | more than 3 years ago | (#33348834)

I'm going to create a social network that links one person up with another based on similarities between their porn downloads! Just one problem... what should I call it?

Re:This gives me a great idea! (2, Funny)

DevConcepts (1194347) | more than 3 years ago | (#33349076)

Wankbook?

Re:This gives me a great idea! (1)

pspahn (1175617) | more than 3 years ago | (#33349110)

I'd call that "PoonRod". I don't know, it just has a nice ring to it.

Re:This gives me a great idea! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33349112)

Man, if I could just meet a woman that shared the same interests as me, I would be in heaven! Especially if she shared my interest in other women. Unfortunately, all my girl friends that have been bi have also been into monogamy, while all my girl friends that weren't into monogamy were out screwing other men...

Re:This gives me a great idea! (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33349348)

circlejerk?

Re:This gives me a great idea! (1)

GameboyRMH (1153867) | more than 3 years ago | (#33353746)

FapSquare

Re:This gives me a great idea! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33349906)

This exact service already exists, please visit fantasti.cc

Re:This gives me a great idea! (1)

GameboyRMH (1153867) | more than 3 years ago | (#33353956)

Wow that's two whole new types of social networking sites I learned about today.

Re:This gives me a great idea! (1)

Jedi Alec (258881) | more than 3 years ago | (#33352834)

Ehmm, lessee.

- Fetishbook (url available)
- Friendface (url camped)
- Theinternetisforporn (url in use)

And...just for you...Locked and Loaded

Re:This gives me a great idea! (1)

dangitman (862676) | more than 3 years ago | (#33353252)

Just one problem... what should I call it?

The internet?

Re:This gives me a great idea! (2, Funny)

tehcyder (746570) | more than 3 years ago | (#33353722)

Cumonherface-book.com

Re:This gives me a great idea! (1)

L4t3r4lu5 (1216702) | more than 3 years ago | (#33353730)

The pub?

Checked in (1)

Cyclloid (948776) | more than 3 years ago | (#33348870)

/. - Check

Boy this could be fun.. feedback loop anyone? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33348894)

This could be real fun. Everyone set up a feedback loop where one site updates the other, then that site updates the 1st one. Kick off one post and sit back and watch the fun... Ohhhhhhh..... Boyyyyyyyyyyyyyy..

With comments from GladOS (2, Funny)

Yvan256 (722131) | more than 3 years ago | (#33350220)

You're not even going the right way. You should have turned left before. It's funny actually, when you think about it.

Someday we'll remember this and laugh and laugh and laugh... Ohoh boy.

Re:With comments from GladOS (1)

L4t3r4lu5 (1216702) | more than 3 years ago | (#33353762)

From Chell: I'm in Starbucks, eating cake!
From GladOS: I find that quite unlikely.

Another mmorpg without the rpg (1)

viperblades (576174) | more than 3 years ago | (#33348996)

This sounds like a grindathon mmo in the form of a social networking app.

I guess we're not normal? (1)

mysidia (191772) | more than 3 years ago | (#33349008)

Every one of us who visits this web site does at least one thing that is not in that list "Eat, Sleep, Watch TV"

We Read/Post things on Slashdot.

Re:I guess we're not normal? (1)

John Hasler (414242) | more than 3 years ago | (#33349210)

Every one of us who visits this web site does at least one thing that is not in that list "Eat, Sleep, Watch TV"

Every one of us who is alive does at least one thing that is not in that list "Eat, Sleep, Watch TV".

Re:I guess we're not normal? (1)

mysidia (191772) | more than 3 years ago | (#33351384)

Oh right... I forgot to mention I don't ever Watch TV, and as a software engineer, I hardly ever get to sleep.

I would like to know something (2, Interesting)

pspahn (1175617) | more than 3 years ago | (#33349070)

In these days when the economy is in rough shape, unemployment is high, and jobs aren't easy to come by, where are people getting all this time to do this stuff?

Personally, between work, school, and girlfriend, I am often at a crossroads where I must only choose two of the three. Girlfriend has been in Norway for over two weeks, and school doesn't start until the 30th, so I've just had work and I still only manage to pull about 50 hours a week. It seems to me there are lot of people who are lucky and have enough free time, or there are a lot of people slacking off in other areas of their life. Hell, it took me 30 minutes just to find a parking spot when I got home at midnight last night.

Re:I would like to know something (2, Interesting)

grouchomarxist (127479) | more than 3 years ago | (#33350076)

unemployment is high, and jobs aren't easy to come by

doesn't that say it all?

plus you got time to post on /.

Re:I would like to know something (1)

Yvan256 (722131) | more than 3 years ago | (#33350226)

Hell, it took me 30 minutes just to find a parking spot when I got home at midnight last night.

Buy a Hummer.

Re:I would like to know something (1)

Joe Tie. (567096) | more than 3 years ago | (#33350432)

It's because the economy is shit that I have free time and a need to find stuff to do in the city for free. If I can only get 20 hours of work in a week, might as well try to salvage it for fun instead of crying over the life I used to have.

Re:I would like to know something (1)

dunkelfalke (91624) | more than 3 years ago | (#33352328)

Only 50 hours?
It looks like you are the one doing something wrong.
And half an hour to find a parking spot? No thanks, I'd rather walk that 30 minutes to the next train station. It is healthier that way.

Re:I would like to know something (1)

pspahn (1175617) | more than 3 years ago | (#33354408)

Well since the GF is out of town I figured I would log some overtime while she's gone. I do have school to pay for, not to mention the (hush hush) ring I'm saving up for.

And yea, I would love to take a train, unfortunately I live in the city and work in the country. At least I commute against the grain, as it takes only about 35 minutes to drive there while those going the opposite direction are taking at least an hour.

It's the price you pay for living in the city. On the bright side, I am a five minute walk from the grocery store, nightlife, the park, and pretty much anything else I would want to do.

Not laughing, just dying of spasms. (1)

Gaian-Orlanthii (1032980) | more than 3 years ago | (#33349140)

As hard as it is to use the term 'Paradigm Engineering' with a straight face, isn't it way past the time when somebody started working on a system that ISN'T just about mapping, tracking, categorising, labelling and snooping on people for the benefit of the first bunch of market researchers to reach your door waving a billion-dollar cheque?

What's next? 'The Dollhouse' by 2015?

I swear, I'm going to have to start investing in tinfoil hats soon.

Uhhh, dupe? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33349364)

Seems we discussed this [slashdot.org] the other day, you know where this guy gaming 4square with 9 lines of Perl [uic.edu] included a link to what he diplomatically (IMHO) called "an impassioned article" in the NYT Fashion & Style section [nytimes.com] about people who (hmmmm, how to phrase this without being modded flamebait or troll....) are, uhhhhh, friggin morons!

Damn! I tried my best to not call them names, but I just couldn't help myself. We read the NYT article while eating dinner yesterday & we couldn't stop ridiculing the people in --or the author of-- the article. Oh well.

Re:Uhhh, dupe? (1)

GameboyRMH (1153867) | more than 3 years ago | (#33353922)

If I wanted to fight over virtual ownership of virtual pieces of property there are many, many more fun ways to do it, and I wouldn't even have to step away from my gaming PC.

Not just checkins (1)

imunfair (877689) | more than 3 years ago | (#33349386)

I actually designed and coded a website like this - but there is a lot more potential to gain from item based sites than location based achievements. For me, it serves as a database of all the films and TV shows I've seen - so I didn't forget specific reasons for liking/hating a movie. I can also check in an instant whether I've seen something, rather than having to read through a description or watch a trailer. The equivalent to the Twitter/Facebook updates from my site would be Yelp reviews posted to your Facebook wall when you wrote them - much more useful than just a "here I am!"

I know of another similar site for books (mine supports books, music, and video games, as well, but the main focus so far has been the movie/TV features) that allows you to track how many pages you've read in a book, etc - could be pretty useful if you read a bunch of books at once, and have to return some to the library before you're done.

If anyone has feedback/ideas/suggestions feel free to post them here, or use the contact form on http://shortreviews.net/ [shortreviews.net] - even though the site is fairly young I've dedicated a lot of time to features that I thought were useful, but I'm always looking for ways to improve it for other people. If you doubt my passion and dedication you can always take a glance at the reviews I've written and amount of movies I've watched http://shortreviews.net/user/1-unfair/ [shortreviews.net] :)

Must... earn... points. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33349742)

They each have their own benefits on top of that, from giving users recommendations based on the things they already like to letting them unlock videos and other extras when they've become 'super fans' of a show. ...

This reminds me of this [youtube.com] presentation by Jesse Schell.

360 (1)

lyinhart (1352173) | more than 3 years ago | (#33350238)

Actually, something like this would actually make Twitter and Facebook on the Xbox 360 useful. Just as long as it doesn't do something like the pre-release version of Uncharted 2 was doing - automatically tweeting way too much. Maybe sending a status update when you unlock an achievement would be a nice feature.

I think they're right. (1)

Hognoxious (631665) | more than 3 years ago | (#33351722)

We think the market is massive.

100% right! [salon.com]

Massive market (1)

Alcohol Fueled (603402) | more than 3 years ago | (#33352208)

"— they eat, they sleep and they watch TV,' [Miso's CEO, Somrat Niyogi said.] 'We think the market is massive."

Possible translation? "lolfat"

Message boards too (1)

CmdrPorno (115048) | more than 3 years ago | (#33354192)

"Soulskill just checked in on 4chan's /b/ board."

They're forgetting one thing... (1)

that IT girl (864406) | more than 3 years ago | (#33359226)

...and that's that there is already way too much useless information being shared as it is. Pardon me for being crass, but who gives a shit that you're sitting on your ass eating a sandwich watching Jersey Shore or something?? It's bad enough to wade through the drivel to try to find something you actually want to know on blogs, Facebook, or other social networks. Do we really need to know every minute detail of everybody's life all the time?
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