“Bang With Friends” is a new Facebook app that asserts it helps you “anonymously locate buddies who're down for the night time.” But as you may count on of a Facebook app, it’s not all that anonymous.
Bang With Friends’ controversial debut attracted lots of media interest, as well as user hobby. The app’s “on the whole 20-some thing” user base has crowned 30,000, consistent with the California-based totally creators — three men who maintain their identities hidden. What’s greater, they claim the app is registering five new customers, or “bangers,” every minute.
Bang With Friends’ aim is simple, and its approach has a decidedly frat-boy-esque excellent that may enchantment to a younger consumer base (the creators’ contact e mail is “pimpin@bangwithfriends.Com,” in the end). To join, customers sign up with Facebook, and are taken to a page that functions names and pictures of their buddies. After selecting an object (or items) of lust, customers ought to click on a “Down to Bang” button that then changes to “Awaiting Bang.”
When you log into the app, you’ll see a screen packed with your Facebook pals of the alternative sex. The app appears to be designed for completely heterosexual pairings. It best — reputedly mistakenly — indicates equal-sex Facebook pals who don’t have their intercourse listed on their profiles. This is actual no matter how your sexual orientation is indexed, or whether or not it’s indexed in any respect.
Clicking “Down to Bang” on any one of those humans’s faces shouldn’t notify them which you’ve executed so unless they click on “Down to Bang” below YOUR face, too.
Until this factor, the app is working in addition to an app like this could. But the “Bang With Friends” promise of discretion has a loophole, one that might be difficult to provide an explanation for even IF you’re supposedly on it just to be funny: Facebook lets people having access to the app see which of their pals are already the usage of it, BEFORE having the option to authorize it themselves.
It’s no longer in reality “nameless” while your Facebook buddies can see that you’re available trawling for intercourse, is it? It’s embarrassing sufficient understanding that they can just see you, however consider one in every of your Facebook buddies clicking on “Bang With Friends,” seeing YOU there, and figuring out there likely isn’t all and sundry in there worth downloading the app for in spite of everything. (I mean also it’s likely the app changed into designed, at the least in component, as a joke. Right?
Unless you’re someone who believes (nearly in reality wrongly, via the way) that your Facebook pals are all dying to connect with you, and could accomplish that if most effective given the brilliant blue button to admit it, the app doesn’t simply provide you anything you couldn’t already accomplish on Facebook with out it. How many human beings might simply freely admit to looking to hook up with a chum who wouldn’t have already got some indicator of hobby? Shouldn’t you already type of realize your possibilities along with your Facebook buddies? Part of the grossness of “Bang With Friends” is the way it conceives of friendship as something you best do to get to, well, banging.
But in case you do determine to take the “Bang With Friends” plunge (sorry), just realize this: It won’t be as secretive as the app’s creators may have you ever believe.
Further these days the creators revealed plans to expand following its a hit launch last week.
“Support for equal-intercourse picks is already under development here at BWF in conjunction with an iPhone utility for banging on the pass,” the app’s creators informed Mashable in an electronic mail. While the creators furnished no unique release date, they stated these new features will launch “soon.”
The app says it “will simplest show your buddies which you’re involved if they're too,” and notifies both events via electronic mail about their mutual hobby.