High school was hard enough with frenemies talking about me when I was standing not five feet away, getting my soccer cleats from my locker. I can only imagine what it would be like if they were able to list me as an enemy and share it publicly.
Thank God Al Gore hadn’t yet invented the Internet back then and Mark Zuckerberg was in diapers, because I can’t imagine what the hell that is high school would be like with an app that lets you name enemies on Facebook.
PC Magazine reported this week on a new Facebook app called EnemyGraph that “lets users designate other Facebookers, companies, brands, places and anything else they choose as an ‘enemy.'”
So kids can publicly announce their hatred for, say, the New York Yankees, and
Diet Pepsi, but also for the kid who sits next to them in math class.
It makes me wish it was 1985 again. (Well, maybe not.)
The creators of the app say you have to be a Facebook friend with someone to list them as an enemy. (See above: frenemies.) They also promise to monitor the app for abuse. I imagine a company job title “Chief Ex-Hating Monitor.”
So far, reports PC Magazine, the haters who use the app have targeted their top 5 as: Rick Santorum, Westboro Baptist Chruch (who picketed funerals for homosexuals) Fox News, Justin Bieber and Internet Explorer.
No word yet on whether your kid is on the Enemies app list.
In the words of teenage haters everywhere, :-(.