While “selfie” was the word of the last year and the practice of filling up your friends’ social networks feeds with your duck face photos has become very popular and even more so since the famous Oscar selfie, some people are quite bothered to be virtually bombarded with other peoples’ selfies.
Facefeed is a relatively new IOS app developed by Ben Cera, the creator of the Context app, who now intends to offer people a neat way of sharing friendly photos and messages to their friends. The Facefeed app uses the same principles of Facebook or Instagram feeds, but it’s the holy grail of selfie lovers and addicts. One of the most highlighted features of this new app is that it isn’t associated with any social media account and it doesn’t require the user to build up a profile. Taking a selfie and sharing it with the world is enough to make friends, and if people like what they see, they can send back messages and you can add them to your friends’ list.
The issue of “clean” visual content and the necessary safety when sharing such content have been thoroughly discussed. In the virtual world we live in, the risks of bumping into (or being harassed with) unwanted or unsavory pictures is pretty great, but according to those testing the app, it seems so far to be risk free. According to Ben Cera, the app still needs to be further enhanced so the user can send only previously – filtered NSFW content.
How does Facefeed work exactly?
It is pretty simple, actually: download the app, introduce your name and press Enter, select a gender (only male and female so far), choose who do you want to send selfies to (it has an option of only men / only women – although Cera specifically dismissed any relationship between Facefeed and the world of online hook-ups and dating) and start using it by taking a selfie first. The photos won’t store in your phone and you won’t be able to preview or edit them, so everything is just a fun, easy, natural way to skip boredom while you’re playing with your phone.
Is Facefeed going to be a hit?
It probably will, or so does Ben Cera hopes, as it allows users to share moments of their lives with a friendly bunch and make some new friends. There is also a ranking system and you can see the most appreciated selfie – sharers. On the bright side, the app is easy to use and since it is not anyway connected to your personal data, you can share selfies with the whole world. On the dark side, just because nobody asks who people are and with a NSFW content filering system still in progress, make sure you block any weirdo that takes the selfie concept too far.