menu
Get a daily delivery of PSFK
Subscribe to get a daily digest of new ideas and discoveries and to find out about upcoming events

Need A Status Update? There’s An App For That

Need A Status Update? There’s An App For That

A new app uses the "random button" model embraced by Chatroulette to create social media updates.

Daniel Edmundson

There is a subtle urge inside our social networking brains to constantly update our progress–no matter how relevant or newsworthy that status may be.

Intended to aid those “imaginatively challenged” is Generatus, a new application that generates your social networking status for Facebook or Twitter.

The app works using two basic criteria: name and sex. These general selections then generate a status update, pulling from an existing tag cloud.

In what seems to be taking on the “random button” model embraced by Chatroulette, the results are often humorous and nonsensical, offering an interesting portrayal of what we deem vital in a hyperactive, real-time world.

Generatus

{{post.author_display_name}}
  • {{post.date_formated}}
{{post.author_display_name}}
  • {{post.date_formated}}
Read More Tap to Expand
PSFK Writer {{post.author_display_name}}
  • {{post.date_formated}}
Get a daily delivery of PSFK
TREND REPORT

PSFK Labs presents
The Future of Retail 2015

A Manifesto To Reinvent The Store