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The Internet self-corrects (sort of)

Canadian Julia Cordray created an app described as a "Yelp for people," and apparently failed to predict the future:

Except of course it took the rest of the world about two seconds to figure out that filtering the world to only include those with positive feelings was not exactly realistic, and all the app was likely to do was invite an endless stream of abuse, bullying, and stalking.

It wasn't long before people were posting Cordray's personal details online – seemingly culled from the Whois information for domain names she owns. Just to highlight how out of control these things can get, one heavily quoted tweet providing her phone number and home address actually provided the wrong information.

Meanwhile, the company's website at has fallen over.

We'll have this app, of course. I'm interested to see how U.S. and U.K. libel laws deal with it. Or not.

Update: Just looking at their Facebook page, I can't help but wonder if this is just a parody. But no, these women are delusional, and their app is not a new idea—just one that no one before them has ever had the immorality to produce.

Sadly, I think it will be a success.

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