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joshblake
    #ControversialADNideas An app that posts for you then deletes the post five minutes later.
    joshblake
      #ControversialADNideas A high-quality, fully featured reading/posting app that is free to use but includes ads in the UI.
      joshblake
        #ControversialADNideas An app that cross-posts with twitter and/or other social networks. Variation: one that auto-imports your tweets to ADN.
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            joshblake
              #ControversialADNideas A first-person shooter (or other real-time game) where online multi-player is implemented via ADN posts.
              joshblake
                #ControversialADNideas An app that automatically posts and mentions all your friends. A spam app, basically.
                joshblake
                  #ControversialADNideas Making app.net into a twitter clone. See also: NOT making app.net into a twitter clone.
                  joshblake
                    #ControversialADNideas An app that PGP encrypts all your posts.
                    joshblake
                      #ControversialADNideas An app that assumes/creates an entirely isolated social network ecosystem. See also: an app that creates a unified social network ecosystem.
                      mattflaschen
                        @joshblake you need to know the recipients' public key, which would present some integration challenges. It's also only necessary when access control isn't enough (don't trust ADN and/or government). #encryption #acl
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                          mattflaschen
                            @parker @joshblake anyone have any connections at the Internet Society or IETF? The next April Fool's RFC could be UDP over app.net #aprilfools
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                                    duerig
                                      @joshblake Why stop at UDP? Lets do a full network stack. We could eventually have ADN over ADN... #ControversialADNideas
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                                        joshblake
                                          #ControversialADNideas An otherwise normal reading/posting client except it replaces all avatars with cats.
                                          agh
                                            » @duerig: @joshblake Why stop at UDP? Lets do a full network stack. We could eventually have ADN over ADN... #ControversialADNideas
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                                                  duerig
                                                    @joshblake I bet we could do a really great corewars implementation on ADN... #ControversialADNideas
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                                                        duerig
                                                          @joshblake You are scarily close to an app I'm working on right now... :)
                                                          joshblake
                                                            #ControversialADNideas An reading/posting client app that subtlety and randomly changes others people's posts without you knowing. Insert a vulgarity. Fix misspelled word. Insert a typo. Add a link to a rick roll.
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                                                                  joshblake
                                                                    #ControversialADNideas A tetris-clone where the blocks are replaced with ADN posts of users you follow. When you complete a line, it @mentions all the users in that line.
                                                                    man
                                                                      @joshblake Ha! I had an idea that you could implement a "delete after random amount of time" #feature #ControversialADNideas lulz
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                                                                        joshblake
                                                                          #ControversialADNideas A client that supports HTML5 video for avatars and cover images. (h/t @sneakyness https://alpha.app.net/sneakyness/post/74032)
                                                                          joshblake
                                                                            #ControversialADNideas A real, non-cross posting ADN reading/posting client but it limits you to 140 character posts.
                                                                            joshblake
                                                                              #ControversialADNideas An app that displays posts except the character binary values are converted into raw waveform sounds.
                                                                              joshblake
                                                                                #ControversialADNideas An app that lets you post but it ignores what you write and posts gibberish instead. When you view streams in the app, everyone else's posts are displayed as gibberish and your posts are what you actually wrote.
                                                                                joshblake
                                                                                  #ControversialADNideas An app displays streams but replaces all nouns with [redacted]. Also randomly pretends a post has been deleted when it was not.
                                                                                  joshblake
                                                                                    #ControversialADNideas An app that secretly appends all of your posts with "Whatever, bro."
                                                                                    kofeyh
                                                                                      Heh, +1 >> @joshblake #ControversialADNideas An app displays streams but replaces all nouns with [redacted]. Also randomly pretends a post has been deleted when it was not.
                                                                                      duerig
                                                                                        @joshblake #ControversialADNideas An app that randomly adds 'alleged' before nounds and 'allegedly' before verbs.
                                                                                        joshblake
                                                                                          #ControversialADNideas Hey, I just met you, And this is crazy, But I'm an app that meme-ifies all of your posts, So authorize me, maybe?
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                                                                                              #ControversialADNideas An app that mounts ADN as a file system and lets you store your files in the cloud. (h/t @q)
                                                                                              joshblake
                                                                                                #ControversialADNideas An app that wraps all links with a valid but sarcastic or vulgur custom bit.ly short link. "Here's the latest #AppApp screenshot: http://bit.ly/LamestThingEver "
                                                                                                joshblake
                                                                                                  #ControversialADNideas An app that replaces your posts with a link to a lolcat image that contains the text of your post. » @duerig: @joshblake http://cheezburger.com/6518078976
                                                                                                  duerig
                                                                                                    @q If you can compress a kernel into 256 bytes, you may win the Internets. All of them. :)
                                                                                                    joshblake
                                                                                                      #ControversialADNideas An app that randomly fails to connect to the app.net API and reports that ADN is down when, in fact, it was up the whole time.
                                                                                                      duerig
                                                                                                        Wait, so you want app.net to be more like twitter? >> @joshblake #ControversialADNideas An app that randomly fails to connect to the app.net API and reports that ADN is down when, in fact, it was up the whole time.
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                                                                                                          #ControversialADNideas An app that displays real posts but also displays fake posts from other users so as to devolve any thread into a full out flame war using keywords from the real posts.
                                                                                                          duerig
                                                                                                            Yay Markov Chains! >> @joshblake #ControversialADNideas An app that displays real posts but also displays fake posts from other users so as to devolve any thread into a full out flame war using keywords from the real posts.
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                                                                                                              @duerig That would be the twitter covertly creates to discredit ADN. Information warfare.
                                                                                                              mattflaschen
                                                                                                                @duerig it's turtles all the way down!
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                                                                                                                  #ControversialADNideas A turn-based game that invites your ADN friends to play with you, then the app communicates game state via ADN posts.
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                                                                                                                    @joshblake I actually think people will buy the 140-limited one.
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                                                                                                                      #ControversialADNideas An app that is monetized as a utility. Free to install but you are billed per character you post. (h/t @mattflaschen)
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                                                                                                                        @joshblake An app that generates messages saying it 'misses you' if you don't post with it often enough. #ControversialADNideas
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                                                                                                                          This'd be great because it would bring back commercial code books. Those were awesome. #telegraph >> @joshblake #ControversialADNideas An app that is monetized as a utility. Free to install but you are billed per character you post. (h/t @mattflaschen)
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                                                                                                                            @duerig Variation: The squatter. An app that, if you do not post for a day or two, pretends to be you and posts on your behalf and carrying on your digital relationships. Also, gets involved romantically with others. #ControversialADNideas
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                                                                                                                              @joshblake I'd love to see that if only for the Turing test implications.
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                                                                                                                                #ControversialADNideas A twitter client that posts to ADN instead. An ADN that posts to twitter instead.
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                                                                                                                                  I have a feeling that most existing twitter clients are thinking about the former already... >> @joshblake #ControversialADNideas A twitter client that posts to ADN instead. An ADN that posts to twitter instead.
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                                                                                                                                    #ControversialADNideas An angry birds clone except the pigs are replaced by your ADN friends. When you squish one, it @mentions that friend.
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                                                                                                                                      #ControversialADNideas An otherwise regular reader/poster app but requires you to correctly solve a math problem before it will post your message. Great for tweens/teens avoiding math homework. The premium version supports differential calculus.
                                                                                                                                      duerig
                                                                                                                                        Great for preventing drunk-posting. >> @joshblake #ControversialADNideas An otherwise regular reader/poster app but requires you to correctly solve a math problem before it will post your message.
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                                                                                                                                          #ControversialADNideas A mobile app that tracks your GPS location and disables itself if you are moving faster than 10 mph on a public roadway. Self-enforcement for driving-while-texters.
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                                                                                                                                              @q Then I would say that is totally cheating and your Internets will be stripped! Maybe 256 bytes is enough to describe the fractal pattern of a kernel... :-)
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                                                                                                                                                #ControversialADNideas An app that routes all posts through a single @anonymous handle, for privacy concerned posters.
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                                                                                                                                                  @joshblake Or better yet, an app that collects access tokens from each new user and then uses a random access token to actually make the post each time...
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                                                                                                                                                    » @joshblake: #ControversialADNideas An app that routes all posts through a single @anonymous handle, for privacy concerned posters.
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                                                                                                                                                        #ControversialADNideas An app that lets you favorite and store private messages and potentially embarrassing out of context posts. Later, if that user offends you, will repost them all at a click of a button labelled "Humiliate".
                                                                                                                                                        elehack
                                                                                                                                                          » @duerig: @joshblake Or better yet, an app that collects access tokens from each new user and then uses a random access token to actually make the post each time...
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                                                                                                                                                            YES » @elehack: » @duerig: @joshblake Or better yet, an app that collects access tokens from each new user and then uses a random access token to actually make the post each time...
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                                                                                                                                                              @q Probably! I actually want to see lots of these #ControversialADNideas implemented, if only for the experimental or artistic value.
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                                                                                                                                                                #ControversialADNideas An app that automatically mentions @dalton in every post.
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                                                                                                                                                                  dalton
                                                                                                                                                                    @joshblake that hashtag is literally making me lol. Awesome.
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                                                                                                                                                                      #ControversialADNideas An app that literally makes @dalton LOL. » @dalton: @joshblake that hashtag is literally making me lol. Awesome.
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                                                                                                                                                                        » @q: @joshblake Me too - I'm building a gcc toolchain to start trying to cross-compile GNU/Hurd for ADN/OS
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                                                                                                                                                                          #ControversialADNideas An app that, if you find yourself in a flamewar or other discussion and need to do something in real life, will automatically refute the opposing person's viewpoints and insert logical fallacies as necessary so you never retreat.
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                                                                                                                                                                              #ControversialADNideas A fart app where instead of farts, it reads ADN posts. And then farts.
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                                                                                                                                                                                #ControversialADNideas An app that helps you find the lurkers - users that have posted a few times but not recently - and inserts @mentions to them to draw them into unrelated conversations you're currently having.
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                                                                                                                                                                                  #ControversialADNideas An app which will unfollow everyone you follow and then follow an equal number of other random users.
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                                                                                                                                                                                    #ControversialADNideas A utility that automatically replies to people to call them out for using a "txt-speak" or "twt-speak" contraction when they had plenty of room remaining for the full word.
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                                                                                                                                                                                      @dalton I hope you're not going to start deleting @joshblake's posts again.
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                                                                                                                                                                                        #ControversialADNideas An app which deletes all of the posts you ever made. GBCW! (h/t @orian @dalton)
                                                                                                                                                                                        mustafa
                                                                                                                                                                                          @joshblake Thts a rly gd Idea. Srsly. #ControversialADNideas It would be a fun feature to have even as an option. :)
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                                                                                                                                                                                            #ControversialADNideas A utility which watches for people who post replies that start with "Well, actually" and then replies to them to correct their grammar and spelling mistakes.
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                                                                                                                                                                                              @joshblake It would be more interesting if it could use semantic analysis to delete just the posts that can make the repliers look silly without the context... #ControversialADNideas
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                                                                                                                                                                                                @joshblake #ControversialADNideas An app which automatically inserted spelling and grammar mistakes on any post attempting to correct the spelling and grammar of another.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                  @duerig Yes, and the premium version would insert troll grammar which looks like a mistake but is not. (h/t http://xkcd.com/326/ ) #ControversialADNideas
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                                                                                                                                                                                                    @duerig @joshblake Doesn't Sods Law already ensure that happens. >> An app which automatically inserted spelling and grammar mistakes on any post attempting to correct the spelling and grammar of another. #ControversialADNideas
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                                                                                                                                                                                                      @snark You forgot to capitalize the first word in your sentence and end it in an appropriate punctuation mark, such as the period or exclamation point. #ControversialADNideas
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                                                                                                                                                                                                        #ControversialADNideas An application with a limited free version and nag screens to encourage users to upgrade. When they upgrade, it's an entirely different application.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                          @joshblake someone actually wrote a FUSE filesystem based on TinyURL. ADN might be luxurious by comparison.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                            After writing that last #ControversialADNideas I couldn't click the post button I was LOLing so hard.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                              duerig
                                                                                                                                                                                                                @joshblake Your last idea reminds me that when I go through a drive through there is usually a sign saying 'Thank You' or somesuch. I think it would be a better world if those signs said "Too late now! We have your money! So long sucker!" :)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  @duerig haha exactly. Even worse, when they upgrade, it's the exact same app, nag screens and all! #ControversialADNideas
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                    » @q: @joshblake LOL I've got the hashtag open in #quickApp and it keeps distracting me from my code, dammit
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      #ControversialADNideas A utility which watches for when people unfollow you compared to the last post you made and then @mentions them, apologizing and begging them to come back. Premium version: after they don't, the @mentions turn ugly.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                        @joshblake and the gratis one is much better.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          @mattflaschen Inevitably, the developer favors updating the premium version more often with newer features and code, thus it also has more bugs.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                            #ControversialADNideas An app where you must keep up a minimum number of posts per hour otherwise your credit card gets charged. #Speed
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              #ControversialADNideas An app which rates you based upon the racial diversity of the users you follow and the people who follow you.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                @joshblake #ControversialADNideas An app that automatically posts your avatar to hotornot and sets your character limit accoring to your score...
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Good one! » @duerig: @joshblake #ControversialADNideas An app that automatically posts your avatar to hotornot and sets your character limit accoring to your score...
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      #ControversialADNideas A utility which allows you to export all of your app.net posts and social graph to another service - twitter, facebook, diaspora (gasp!) and then deletes your entire ADN presence
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        #ControversialADNideas An app which rates your posts based upon their carbon footprint.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          @joshblake #ControversialADNideas A collaborative disemvoweling app that removes the vowels from all posts of those voted most annoying when displaying them...
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              #ControversialADNideas An app which will insult a user from a throw-away account in order to distract them from an unpleasant conversation you're trying to get away from.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                #ControversialADNideas An app which, upon authorization, reads your whole post history, deletes it all, then reposts it again. Premium version does not switch @mentions among adjacent posts.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  #ControversialADNideas An app which watches the global stream for the loneliest users (fewest RPs, replies, followers) and RPs one of their posts with a +1.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      @q Gotta keep #ControversialADNideas leaning to the chaotic good side.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        +1 » @joshblake: #ControversialADNideas An app which watches the global stream for the loneliest users (fewest RPs, replies, followers) and RPs one of their posts with a +1.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              @kofeyh Followed for the irony.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                @joshblake #ControversialADNideas An app that records all your posts you only half-type into the edit box before deleting and then posts them if you ever cancel your subscription. #retentionstrategy #drunkposting
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  » @duerig: @joshblake #ControversialADNideas An app that records all your posts you only half-type into the edit box before deleting and then posts them if you ever cancel your subscription. #retentionstrategy #drunkposting
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    #ControversialADNideas An app which, while you are in the middle of typing a post, will randomly post it mid-wo
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      #ControversialADNideas An app which, if you push backspace while you author a post, will delete the whole post and logout.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        #ControversialADNideas How about an online implementation of Calvin Ball powered by ADN?
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            #ControversialADNideas An app which delays your post to simulate the light-delay between you and the person you are replying to. Allows you to set your location to any planet in the solar system. Premium version adds Pluto to the options.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              #ControversialADNideas An email client which posts on ADN instead of emailing the person.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                #ControversialADNideas An app that you would use on limited bandwidth connections, such as an airplane, which only downloads the first 16 characters of each post. (h/t @sneakyness)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  #ControversialADNideas An app which translates your posts into pig-latin.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    #ControversialADNideas An app that cross-references your post dates with your work schedule and calculates how much of your salary you should return.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        @piemeson What part of _Controversial_ ADN ideas don't you get? ;)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          #ControversialADNideas An app which doesn't do anything. Premium version is the same but is buggier. (h/t @mattflaschen)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            @joshblake :) you never know who is listening. The walls have ears!
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              @joshblake i promse ill be more careful from now on$ then again, you have an aPP that will correct me,so nvermind #ControvertialADNideas
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                @joshblake BTW... wow, you are full of ideas!
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  #ControversialADNideas An app which will not / post just anything. Only: / Haiku format post.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      @q @joshblake I support this idea Where do I put my money Some dreams do come true
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          @joshglick @q Go ahead and pay pal your money to joshblake at gmail com.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            #ControversialADNideas A website which displays live charts comparing the racial, gender, location diversity of ADN to Facebook and Twitter at equivalent points in their history.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              #ControversialADNideas A web site which displays a grid of ADN user avatars that match the preconceived prejudices of whoever is looking at the site. Premium version: replaces all avatars with Y Combinator yearbook photos.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                @joshblake I thought that was going to be "delays your postings so that nobody knows you were still online at 4am"
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  #ControversialADNideas An app which will use a link shortener on your links except sometimes they'll be longer. Whatever is required to make the post exactly 256 characters long.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    D'oh. Should have time delayed this whole thread. » @amy: @joshblake I thought that was going to be "delays your postings so that nobody knows you were still online at 4am"
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      RP @joshblake: #ControversialADNideas An app which delays your post to simulate the light-delay between you and the person you are replying to. Allows you to set your location to any planet in the solar system. Premium version adds Pluto to the options.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        #ControversialADNideas A website with a directory of #ControversialADNideas and which ranks you based upon how many of them you've tried. Bonus points for apps which may be or are always destructive.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The premium version posts twice before deleting itself. » @q: #ControversialADNideas An app that deletes itself from its host server once one person posts with it.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  #ControversialADNideas An app will display a limited number of posts per hour. To see more you have to choose between spamming your friends to sign up or purchasing ControCoins. Premium version: Adds other streams besides the Global Stream.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    #ControversialADNideas An app which snipes special post ids (post #100,000) but uses the special id for posts like "What should I eat for breakfast?"
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      #ControversialADNideas An app which costs $1000, posts once saying "I'm rich, beeyotch!" then deauthorizes itself and never lets you use it again.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        #ControversialADNideas An app that posts 911-call transcripts from your local area.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        joshblake
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          #ControversialADNideas An app which places a lien on your home if you do not purchase the premium version.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              @q I bet aspiring ADN hackers could knock out a bunch of these #ControversialADNideas in a weekend code camp.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  @q Wait, how are you doing all of this "hacking" and "making products" without all attending meetups 4 nights a week? And don't lie to me or I'll post about it on HN...
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    joshblake
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      #ControversialADNideas An app whose only function is to watch for people posting about lost data or a computer failure and replying "You made a backup, right?"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      joshblake
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        #ControversialADNideas An app which reminds you what life was like 100 year ago.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        joshblake
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          #ControversialADNideas A app which replies to your posts from bot accounts and starts arguments. Premium version: Stops replying.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          joshblake
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            #ControversialADNideas An ADN bot that has text-to-speech and speech-to-text capabilities and is connected to the phone system. You @mention it in order to prank call someone.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            joshblake
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              #ControversialADNideas An ADN app which evaluates airline passenger manifests for racial trends.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              joshblake
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                #ControversialADNideas An app that prevents you from posting sexist comments and driving away the fairer gender. Premium version automatically calls out others who do so.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                ryanwebster
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  #ControversialADNideas An app that steals jokes shared by others, then recreates them without any credit to the originator. MenciaApp // @joshblake
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  joshblake
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    #ControversialADNideas An app that steals jokes shared by others, then recreates them without any credit to the originator. MenciaApp
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    adrien
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      @joshblake #ControversialADNideas an app who automatically unfollows anyone you mention
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      joshblake
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        LOL! » @adrien: @joshblake #ControversialADNideas an app who automatically unfollows anyone you mention
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        joshblake
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          #ControversialADNideas An app that notifies someone that you just muted them. Premium version: Periodically taunts them that you cannot see their replies or complaints that you muted them.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          joshblake
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            @adrien still LOLing. That one was near perfect.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            joshblake
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              #ControversialADNideas An app that unfollows and mutes anyone who plays follow-back games.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  #ControversialADNideas An app that looks for two people who both muted each other and @mentions them both "Can't we all get along?" Premium version includes an ELIZA-bot to provide couples counseling.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    @joshblake It also works the other way round: an app who mentions anyone you unfollow #ControversialADNideas #AwkardMoment
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      #ControversialADNideas An app that detects when you try to @mention a user who has muted you and then asks someone who follows you to pass along the message to that user.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Premium version automatically follows them back if they reply. » @adrien: @joshblake It also works the other way round: an app who mentions anyone you unfollow #ControversialADNideas #AwkardMoment
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            @sneakyness haha. Just don't let that account muted!
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                #ControversialADNideas An app that changes your account to a random handle for every post.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                joshblake
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  #ControversialADNideas An app that, upon authorization, posts a screenshot of your desktop.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  joshblake
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    #ControversialADNideas An app that, upon authorization, finds your email inbox and posts every message. Premium version: Installs a keylogger and posts everything you type. (P.S. My friend did this to himself as an art project: http://bit.ly/S3ahck )
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      #ControversialADNideas An app that, well heck it's just a trojan horse and will empty your bank account if you install it. Premium version: Still gets all your money.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      joshblake
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        #ControversialADNideas An app that turns your children gay. Premium version: Adds a bisexual option.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        joshblake
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          #ControversialADNideas An app that posts only the punchline to hilarious jokes that were never written. "...and then the rabbi said to the police officer: But what are we going to do with the bear in the clown suit?" Premium version: Appends "LOL!"
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            @joshblake WHERE THE FUCK IS ADN'S FAVOURITE OPTION?!?
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              #ControversialADNideas An app that secretly hosts a community vote on what image should replace your avatar but hides the whole process from you and still displays the old one to you in the interface.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Haha. For now you could mark it by replying with #abitgoneFavorites then looking up the hashtag later: https://alpha.app.net/hashtags/abitgoneFavorites » @abitgone: @joshblake WHERE THE FUCK IS ADN'S FAVOURITE OPTION?!?
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  @sneakyness Better appeal that now with the devs, because I think that's currently more than the max number of characters allowed for a username. Oh, damns.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      This. Plus @IFTTT to put them back in as favorites, once there's support for favorites. » @joshblake For now you could mark it by replying with #abitgoneFavorites then looking up the hashtag later: https://alpha.app.net/hashtags/abitgoneFavorites
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        This will be a hit in the Twitter nostalgia market — won't be long now.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          @dgm T-shirt: "I quit twitter before quitting twitter was cool."
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            @dgm Enjoy it while you can!
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              This would be a good idea. Most people in the US today are far richer than even kings and emperors a few hundred years ago. But try to convince them of that... >> @joshblake #ControversialADNideas An app which reminds you what life was like 100 year ago.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                #ControversialADNideas A app that lets two people play paper-rock-scissors. Both players get to select a prize but the winner gets to choose first. Prizes are you unfollow everyone, you mute everyone you follow, or all your posts are deleted.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                joshblake
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  #ControversialADNideas An app that automatically follows all the women on app.net.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      @joshblake Hmpfh, why would I want that? ;-)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        #creepyADNideas >> @joshblake #ControversialADNideas An app that automatically follows all the women on app.net.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            @duerig @joshblake how would it know? There's no gender flag. Maybe by profile picture? Might get some false positives in there, though. That would be very embarrassing.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            joshblake
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              @cdn Pretty much! Maybe a way to self-limit posting too much if each additional post risks catastrophe.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              joshblake
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                @aphroditesoftwr I dunno, but to each their own! I just thought of it because I want to follow more than just people like myself. (Also particularly since I have three daughters, I support women in tech, science, etc.) cc/ @duerig
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  @davidkrauser @joshblake Unfortunately, this is one potential use of #sentags. We need to be aware that some people might tag posts or profiles as +stupid or +ironmyshirt or +<racial epithet> etc. This is one argument against anonymity in tags.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    @joshblake @aphroditesoftwr My response was because this immediately made me think of that crazy 'girls around me' (or whatever it was called) app from a while ago. We do have to think through potential abuses even though I know you were joking here. :)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      @davidkrauser @duerig I'm not concerned with practicality during the ideation stage. I'm just coming up with controversial ideas to spark conversation and push the limits of what might be feasible.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      joshblake
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        @duerig True but that's where the collaboration comes in... the inappropriate tags would get voted down with -stupid -<epithet> etc. Community self-moderation.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          @joshblake sorry. I always try to dive into the details too early :-)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            @duerig @aphroditesoftwr Good point. I remember reading about that app and thought it was an interesting social commentary more than anything. Very similar to http://pleaserobme.com/
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              @joshblake Community self-moderation can help. But I'm thinking this must also be a ToS issue. It is important to avoid this: http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2004/03/19/
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                @duerig Sure, I'd support anti-abuse anti-discrimination terms in the ToS. There's always the anon and freedom camp though.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                duerig
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  @joshblake I'm happy with pseudonymous posts/tags given that there is a barrier to sibyl-type games. I am not sold on anonymity.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    #ControversialADNideas An app for Windows 3.1. Premium (for Workgroups) version: supports posting to the internet.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      @joshblake Windows 3.1 is probably not going to happen, but maybe some love for Windows Me or Bob?
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        @dchurchville Oh come on! Someone should take on @joshblake and resurrect the old dos based tcp/ip stack software. If nothing else you can run it in a Win3.11 emulator on #Android. I'm making an assumption there is one :)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          @stephanb Sure, while I'm at it I'll make a OLE/COM component that talks to ADN over named pipes. #flashbacksfromapainfulpast
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            @dchurchville damn .. I thought I was old, but I guess I'm not THAT old just yet :)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              @stephanb Yeah, I'm pretty much older than dirt from a dinosaur's boots, but I'm well preserved. Nitrites or something.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                >> @joshblake: #ControversialADNideas An app for Windows 3.1. Premium (for Workgroups) version: supports posting to the internet.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                joshblake
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  #ControversialADNideas An app that lets you post pictures to app.net. Premium version: Posts a link to the picture instead of just including the base-64 encoded image in a sequence of posts.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  aphroditesw
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    @joshblake i was just kidding, yes, and I can see myself wanting to find more women to follow - I went through Twitter looking for women followers of followers @duerig
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        #ControversialADNideas An app that automatically replies to people asking what to call posts and says they're just called posts. Premium version: Also chides people who want to change app.net's name. (h/t @parker)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          HA! ;D » @joshblake: #ControversialADNideas An app that automatically replies to people asking what to call posts and says they're just called posts. Premium version: Also chides people who want to change app.net's name. (h/t @parker)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            #ControversialADNideas An app that displays your ADN streams but replaces all uses of the word "post" with "appdate". Premium version: Can replace "post" with "smurf". (h/t @parker)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                @davidkrauser @parker As an app developer, I don't even need to take sides. I just identify the different sides in the debate and then sell each side an app that works for them. #ControversialADNideas #Sneeches
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  #ControversialADNideas An app you purchase for $50 but never lets you login as the developer has to "manually enable your account." Premium version: Another $50 lets you debate APIs on github that won't be implemented. (h/t @berg)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    #ControversialADNideas An app that is skinned to look like Facebook so that your mother is comfortable using app.net.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    joshblake
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      #ControversialADNideas An app that adds any movies that your friends mention to your Netflix queue. Premium version: After you watch it and rate it 2 stars, @mentions your friend that it sucked.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      joshblake
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        #ControversialADNideas An app that helps you send secret messages by using steganography on artificial typos and the timestamp. (h/t @dannystewart)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        joshblake
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          #ControversialADNideas An app which requires you to reboot your device between every post you make. Premium version: Also requires you to reboot your Wi-Fi router.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                @joshblake #ControversialADNideas every post you make is attributed to someone else and theirs to you. Let the flame wars begin
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  #ControversialADNideas An app that helps you find dates from within your social graph. It's called AppDate. Premium version: Adds an option to not live-post a transcript of the date. (h/t @parker)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  joshblake
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    #ControversialADNideas An app that automatically registers domain names with "app" in them to prevent others from attempting to rename app.net. Premium version: Sells the domain to them for a minimum price. (h/t @jharrier)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      @joshblake I registered appstagram.net and will donate it if anyone decides it is any good. Only cost me $4! If nobody likes it, maybe I'll make an app and use the name :)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        #ControversialADNideas An app that pretends to clear your browser cache but instead posts all the URLs you browsed to app.net. Premium version: Actually clears the cache. (Still posts the URLs though.)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          @jharrier I'm just messing around here. Carry on. :)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            #ControversialADNideas An app that scans the global feed for app.net rename suggestions that are possible trademark violations and reports them to the trademark owner. (h/t @jharrier ;))
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              @joshblake Hahaha. And what if the app is a trademark violation itself. That's very meta.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              joshblake
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                #ControversialADNideas An app that scans the global feed for discussions of last night's party and emails the thread to everyone's mother.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  #ControversialADNideas An app that emails you when you are mentioned, but when you login to reply, you weren't mentioned at all! Premium version: Sends a txt as well as an email. (h/t @mihir)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    #ControversialADNideas An app called "ReParent" that deletes all of your posts and then reposts them in reply to a single post. Premium version: Lets you repost them in reverse order. (h/t @duerig)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      #ControversialADNideas An app that lets you browse long and highly nested threads as a folder structure in your OS filesystem. Premium version: Lets you move folder around and invokes "ReParent". (h/t @duerig)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                @sneakyness @parker #ControversialADNideas Can we call the calendar "Developer Builds"?
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