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Shots App - The Comedy App

By Patricia Monticello Kievlan, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Social network features the funny, not the follower count.

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It's refreshing to see a social-networking tool designed to combat some of the negative behavior that can make other social networks so toxic, and it's fun but not foolproof. On the upside, the only ways to react are positive, and the currency on this platform is comedy, not a high follower count or comments. Still, this isn't a walled garden of kind online behavior. If you follow the links to other social networks, posts from other platforms and their comments sections are only a click away, and it's still possible to see some hateful language and nasty behavior. There's also no good way to filter for inappropriate content, especially on the Funny feed, and the Radar search feature is a sketchy way to find other users nearby, though you can turn it off in the device's settings. Overall, there's great spirit and some good execution behind this app, but it still might be an iffy choice for kids.

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