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By Dana Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 11+

Speech tool tracks likes, totallys, and whatevers, ya know?

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this app.

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age 12+

Based on 1 parent review

age 12+

Worth less

Another over thought idea by some guy who thinks he is smart.

Is It Any Good?

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This app feels like a game, but underlying the chatty fun is a serious purpose: to help improve formal speaking skills. By drawing awareness to the common filler words tweens and teens use, LikeSo sheds light on how distracting repeated use of those words can become to both the listener and the speaker. Filler words may be OK during casual conversations with friends, but for tweens and teens who become habituated to repeatedly saying words such as "like" and "right?" throughout conversation, it can make speaking clearly during presentations and interviews difficult.

There are two downsides to this otherwise fantastic app: One, it may be too easy during the planned games for users to self-monitor their speech and avoid their usual fillers (except, perhaps, during the 30-minute session), which isn't exactly a bad thing but might not translate to formal speaking without some support. Two, LikeSo doesn't include tips to improve speech, which could be an especially useful addition to the app. At the time of this review, there's a blog on the app's companion website that offers more information, but more skill integration might help transfer the skills to actual speaking assignments.

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