A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this app.
Ease of Play
Simple questions asked and answered with one tap.
Violence & Scariness
Occasional questions reference death or other mishaps.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Unlockable "Flirty" category can contain suggestive questions.
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One category is called "F@*K That."
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Some questions contain references to drugs and alcohol.
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Parents Need to Know
Is It Any Good?
In some ways, this is another ego-stroking app designed to attract today's online audiences, but with the ability to make contact with strangers and some racy questions, it's best for older teens. As shown by countless Facebook surveys, people love to find things out about themselves, even if it's done by answering a series of stupid questions. FriendO works along those lines by asking things like "What would you rather do? Eat a bowl of raisins or a bowl of hotdogs?"
Of course, as entertaining as FriendO might be, it does contain some questions and categories that are potentially unsavory for younger users (think potty humor and categories called "Flirty" and "F@*k That"). Also, some parents (and teens) may not love the gamification of friendship in that you are somehow more of a true friend if you can answer the questions correctly. The app does attempt to prevent bullying and stalking by limiting profile information (granted, you're technically only supposed to play with people you already know), but the attempt is fairly feeble. Users aren't anonymous, but it's easy enough to create a fake identity. And though you're supposed to connect and play with friends, you can message and send questions to people who aren't on your friends list. Because of that -- and a lack of settings and controls -- it's best for teens who know how to stay safe and know that friendship isn't measured by an app.
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