App Reviews

PopJam App Poster Image
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age 11+
Social media app for kids under 13 pushes follows and likes.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
Disney Mix App Poster Image
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age 8+
Safe intro to texting with filters, fun, games; set limits.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
Marco Polo Video Walkie Talkie App Poster Image
age 8+
Video messaging more personal than text; some glitches.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
Amino - Communities, Chat, Forums, and Groups App Poster Image
age 15+
Social-networking communities work best for teens.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
Poké Amino for Pokémon Community App Poster Image
age 13+
Social networking for Pokémon fans best for teens.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
Kiwi - Q&A App Poster Image
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age 16+
Ask and answer questions; iffy content, so use settings.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
live.ly - live video streaming App Poster Image
age 17+
Live-broadcasting tool lets teens share too much.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2016)
KidMix -- The Social Network & Playdate Planner for Kids App Poster Image
age 8+
Social media scaffolding, playdate planner, fun content.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
Live.me - Live Video Streaming App! Broadcast, Chat, Share, Follow and be a Star! App Poster Image
age 17+
Privacy and other concerns abound with live video streams.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
Ogle - Campus Feed App Poster Image
age 18+
Anonymous app aimed at vulnerable audience justifies fears.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
Miitomo App Poster Image
csm_app
age 14+
Make a mini-me to talk with friends, take pics, play game.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
GroupMe App Poster Image
csm_app
age 15+
Share unlimited content, but watch for unfiltered Internet.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Windows Phone
(2016)
Shots App - The Comedy App App Poster Image
age 15+
Social network features the funny, not the follower count.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
Telegram Messenger App Poster Image
age 17+
Versatile messaging platform for older teens and adults.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Mac, Android, Windows Phone
(2016)
Peeple App Poster Image
csm_app
age 18+
Yelp for people? Not safe for kids.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2016)
Tribe - Video Messaging - Faster than texting, easier than live video and phone calls App Poster Image
age 15+
Tap, hold, release to share quick videos with your friends.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
TiZR App Poster Image
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age 18+
Live video network has few users, lots of privacy concerns.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2016)
Peach - a space for friends App Poster Image
age 13+
Magic words elevate cool but simple social-networking tool.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2016)
WeChat App Poster Image
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age 16+
Flexible network allows chat with strangers, shares locale.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Mac, Android, Apps for Windows, Windows Phone
(2016)
Yeti - Campus Stories App Poster Image
age 18+
College social network shows substance use, post-sex snaps.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2015)

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