Facebook launched a new social media app,Lifestage, and it looks to be the worst of the worst.
Lifestage has been launched by Facebook for iPhone with Android to follow later. The new social network looks to me to be the worst idea for a social network, well, ever.
Lifestage is made for teens in highschools. In fact, if you’re over the age of 22, you can’t see other’s profiles. Also, the social network locks users to their own profiles until over 20 students from a school sign in to the app. Once the school is unlocked, then the social aspect of the social network opens up.
The app asks users to upload videos and photos of themselves, things they like, and don’t like. And if their school unlocks, then other students can see it.
I like the idea of a social network for kids without adults. In today’s age, all teens are living digital lives, and often fall prey to adults with bad intentions. I like the idea of them having a safe place. Of course, teens today are very different than when I was a teen. I’d like to think there would be some responsible chaperone’s in the network to ensure that things stay on the up and up. And I don’t for one moment think that Facebook can be a responsible chaperone. I can’t believe for one second that this app will actually care about teens safety. But I can be sure that the app will work to market products to the teens.
The app just looks to be a bad idea. Besides that, it just looks incredibly boring. Whether Lifestage becomes popular or not, I can thank Facebook for one thing. With the age limit, I will never have to worry about people trying to invite me to join it.