Shalom Life | June 09, 2014

Israeli App Helps You Successfully Avoid Your Ex's

Split, the anti-social app, lets you choose which friends you don't want to see, and creates map routes for you to use so you don't have to run into them

By: Daniel Koren

Published: April 2nd, 2014 in Business » Israel

There's been so many social media platforms on the market recently, helping you make new friends and meet new people depending on if you have mutual interests, friends, pin-up boards on Pinterest, use the same hashtags, harbour the same beliefs, hate the same bands, the list can go on forever.

But for many of those introverts, for many who don't want to socialize 24/7 (I know, it's blasphemy, but they exist) there are also apps available for the anti-social media enthusiast.

Ever go to a restaurant and see your ex-boyfriend, or people you knew in high school that you have absolutely no interest in seeing? And you thought, shit, I sooo hope they don't see me? (Though of course, minutes later, they'd be at your table, saying "OMG, did you hear Ricki got engaged?")

Well now, thanks to a new app out of Israel, there's a way to avoid these people forever.

With Split.

Split, founded by CEO Udi Dagan, offers escape routes for those of you looking to implement the selective screening process permanently into your life.

By logging into your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram account (or other platforms you're prone to using) you can select those 'friends' you don't want to see, and successfully avoid them with alternate routes. Mind you, it is a bit immature. Also, it only affirms the notion that Facebook friends are, most of the time, not people you actually want to spend any time with.

"Everybody has somebody they want to avoid," said Dagan. "For some people, it's their exes; for others, it's their bosses or even relatives that they don't feel like bumping into during their free time."

Well, I understand the appeal for bosses and ex's, though I still think going out of your way to avoid them is a bit much.

Split is currently available for free on iOS and Android devices. After casting away those in your black book, you'll receive a notification when they're nearby, and provide you with a route to avoid them.

At least it means no more awkward moments.


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