New ‘Antisocial Network’ App Helps You Avoid People

| by Michael Allen

Most people use social media sites to connect with others, but a new app is helping users avoid certain folks.

Cloak is an iPhone app that uses check-in info posted on Foursquare and Instagram to help users spot certain people on a virtual map and avoid them.

According to UPI, this "antisocial network" was created by programmer Brian Moore and former Buzzfeed creative director Chris Baker.

According to Cloak's description on iTunes, users can "avoid exes, co-workers, that guy who likes to stop and chat, anyone you'd rather not run into."

By flagging certain people, users get warning messages from Cloak when the undesirables are within a certain range.

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Of course, that dreaded person must use Foursquare and Instagram, but Cloak is planning to expand to other sites.

"We've got a lot more planned for Cloak, with Facebook being pretty important," representatives for Cloak told The Los Angeles Times.

Sources: The Los Angeles Times, UPI, iTunes