This new fake social media app is perfect for antisocial people

This new fake social media app is perfect for antisocial people
This file photo taken on December 28, 2016 shows logos of US online social media and social networking service Facebook in Vertou, France.
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Social media is an ingrained part of modern life in 2017.

Checking what's happening on Facebook, Twitter, and other networks throughout the day is a habit for millions of people, even if it's just to see how many likes that epic pic of your glow-in-the-dark donut is getting.

Of course, social media also has problems.

For starters, there's the abundance of negative comments, trolls, and occasional harassment (let's not even get started on fake news and political filter bubbles).

Even absent all that, there's a constant stress of staying connected lest you experience serious FOMO, and the pressure to always be share your best and coolest thoughts, photos, and updates.

Enter Binky: an app created for scrolling though something without looking at anything meaningful at all.

A place to get the enjoyment of endless, repetitive scrolling without the emotional rollercoaster.

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Dan Kurtz tells TechCrunch that he created the app as a joke at first, but "the joke gets better the more serious I take it."

I decided to check out this joke, so I downloaded Binky on my iPhone.

When I entered the app, it gave me a short tutorial about what to expect and what I could do as a user.

I jumped right in and took a look at what Binky has to offer.

The content isn't anything wildly fun or crazy - just ordinary objects, people, and places displayed to keep you occupied. When scrolling, I came across photos of mountains, a cow, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and actual chili peppers.

The captions on the photos were literally just the name of the object in the photo.

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