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Throughout the course of , we've seen the world of gay social networking evolve beyond the popularity of hook-up focused smartphone apps such as Grindr and Scruff. Now, Apple has approved a new app that claims it is the " only gay social networking app for ages 12 and up ," according to CNET. Called Distinc. How does it work? The app seeks to remove sex from the central focus of gay social networking, and enable users to discover new events, restaurants or vacation spots catered to their specific interests. Marketed as an app the user could could show to their mother, CEO Michael Belkin reportedly stated that he launched Distinc.
Is this a crazy idea? One of the pivotal moments in the episode revolves around an interview with Zeynep Tufekci, a professor at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. She noted the stark difference between how Facebook and Twitter treated the events in Ferguson, Mo. Users are merely a means to a profitable end.
The founders of Distinc. This is an app that "you can bring home to Mom. Do you feel that the gay community is all too often symbolized by shiny torsos with a body fat percentage below 3?