What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Fashism is a mobile extension of the Fashism fashion social network blog. Users take photos of themselves and upload them to the community where they grade each other's looks and fashion sense using a rating system ("I Like It" or "I Hate It") or by leaving comments. The app isn't recommended for kids younger than 13 because of the potential to be exposed to some crude humor, mild sexual content, and language. There are some significant privacy concerns too, since the app offers no way to blur out faces or send the photo only to specific friends. The ratio of female to male users is about 10:1.
Is it any good?
FASHISM is less of a stand-alone app and more of a "quick fix" for fans of the website, since you can only see a dozen or so of the most recent uploaded photo entries at a time. Compared to the similar app Go Try It On, Fashism does less to protect users' privacy but allows them to type in their own questions. As a result, you get a wider variety of questions that go beyond simply "What Should I Wear?" like "Should I get rid of my curly hair and go straight?"; "What do you think of this eyeliner?"; or "Do the two of us look alike?"