That Darn Dress…
Posted by adamhe67
By now you’ve all seen “that dress” (pictured above). This dress took social media by storm over the last couple of days, with debates raging and technical arguments about what colors the dress really is. I know my Facebook news feed was loaded with it last night. We’ve seen things like this before too… memes or rumors or whatever, that bury our feeds on Facebook or Twitter or whatever social media outlet we choose to use. And we get sick of it, right? Well, if you can’t trust your friends to stop posting and sharing these things, technology can take over from there.
But what about mobile apps? Well, that’s a different story. Your Facebook or Twitter mobile apps aren’t using a web browser so you can’t install extensions to block content. Android and iOS allow you to set parental controls, which blocks or restricts content based on ratings in their respective app stores. This isn’t great for blocking a specific viral meme but it at least allows some blocking on a broad scale. Mobile technology still has some more way to go in this realm.