World's First Anti-Social Network Lets You Steer Clear of Jerks

As internet folk, we probably all have at least one friend who’s incurably addicted to Foursquare. I definitely do. Steve, this one’s for you.

Y’know those people in your social networks, who you’re only kind of friends with, and you wouldn’t really hang out with those people, but it would be awkward to delete them, so you keep them around hoping they’ll go away, but they just so happen to be the ones who stalk you and comment on everything you say and do online? Y’know, those people? Don’t lie, you’ve got some of those people.

Enter Avoidr.

Assuming you use Foursquare (and are friends with those people you’d rather not run into), you can log into Avoidr and set it up to help keep your less-preferred friends at bay. Simply assign an unpleasant name to the mark (assface, jerkoff, etc) and Avoidr will alert you when said person is in your proximity – and provide the locations of your real friends. Anti-social networking. Why didn’t we think of this before?

Now, this is a little flawed by design, because you do have to have that awkward, pity-based ‘friendship’ with the person for this to work, and both of you need to use Foursquare. But until a social network exists where we can freely add our enemies – Hatebook, perhaps? – this’ll have to do.

Written by Ty Dunitz

Ty is an illustrator who stays up too late, and has to wear glasses. You can follow him on Twitter if you want to (@glitchritual), but he's just gonna throw your stupid PR crap in the garbage, so don't email him.

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  • Teknisyan

    Anti-social tool!? this is a nice tool to have. does it only work on foursquare? how about twitter or facebook?

  • Steve

    This is cool, you could have like a tier of friends. Like my core friends would be one set, and so forth.

    I wonder if you can also organize you pages you are fans with that way, like blocking messages from sites that you want to support but do not want to hear from everyday, etc.

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