Parents' Guide to

Wishbone - Compare Anything

By Amanda Bindel, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Answer, create fun, shallow polls; beware ads, data mining.

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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 16+

Based on 16 parent reviews

age 18+

A year of Wishbone and I regret it (18 yr old perspective)

CSM is lying to you. I need to set some things straight here. 1. Wishbone is a social app, and you can post and message anybody as long as there is a mutual folowing 2. There are a TON of porn accounts 3. There are a TON of bullies 4. There are a TON of catfishes ~Details~ So I have had this app for a year and I regret it so much. I accumulated a following of about 15k people (Man, I was dumb) and I have had my fair share of everything. People say the worst thing about this app is comparing celebrities to each other but I had had about five cyberbullies cuss me out (f***k, s***t, b****h, the whole set). I have also had about ten seven year old girls tell me I was hot and attempted to send me pictures. Even worse, a bunch of people tried to take pictures of me that I posted and use it to get their own gaggle of fangirls. One time a crazy girl even found out my last name even though I never released it. PLEASE DO NOT LET YOUR CHILD GET THIS APP, PLEASE. I REGRET IT, AND YOU WILL REGRET IT. The only nice thing I can think of about this app is that some kindred spirits will defend you through all of this should you choose to socialize with some accounts.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
age 13+

It could be bad, but I havent found anything wrong

I really havent found anything bad, On the community page there are normal comparison questions. Now I would go around and DM random people though.

This title has:

Easy to play/use

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (16):
Kids say (23):

Everybody likes to share opinions, and here teens can exercise limited creativity in creating polls, but this free app does come with a price: the data collected from how users answer and frequent in-app ads. Generally, the polls are tame and appealing to kids. They reinforce mainstream cultural messages with pictures of scantily clad celebrities, judgments about fashion, and overall superficiality, but there's nothing inherently mean-spirited or degrading. To avoid more targeted data collection, teens don't have to connect through their social media profiles if they don't want to log in, which might be the best choice.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
  • Pricing structure: Free (in-app purchases for sticker packs)
  • Release date: June 25, 2015
  • Category: Social Networking
  • Publisher: Sway Network
  • Version: 3.0.4
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 7.0 or later; Android 4.0 and up
  • Last updated: July 28, 2016

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