CouchCachet is probably one of the saddest, most depressing app ideas we’ve come across in some time. It basically plays on the crazy, insecure minds of those who venture online to stalk their friends and find out what amazing things they’re doing and have a bad case of what the creators call FOMO, a Fear of Missing Out (geddit?).
To combat the stupid (and totally fabricated) FOMO disease, CouchCachet does all kinds of cringeworthy things, like checking you into cool places on Foursquare and tweeting lyrics from popular bands (when was that ever considered a wise move?):
“CouchCachet finds the coolest parties in your neighborhood, and automatically checks you in on Foursquare so all your friends can be super jealous of how awesome you are. Plus it will tweet all the right lyrics from the right indie rock bands, post amazing images of young 20-somethings in skinny jeans from instagram and wax poetic about that perfect local, organic, microbrew that everyone’s drinking. You won’t be cooler, but you will seem that way.”
IS THIS REAL LIFE?
The app’s creators insist it’s a bit of a joke, but the fact it doesn’t reveal the punchline at all when it’s checking you into things and tweeting on your behalf makes us think it’s less funny HAHAH and more like genocide funny, i.e. NOT FUNNY AT ALL.
By Becca Caddy | January 31st, 2013