There is a new app I recently found out about called Hooked. I write a lot about new and emerging apps as a Freelance Writer, for various clients, and this one fell in my lap somehow.
I’m actually kind of glad it did. Let’s me know that there are more and more things trying to tempt young people to things they shouldn’t even be a part of.
The people who created this app say that they put it out there in an attempt to save fiction for this new world of mellinials. They thought that, since young people spend so much time on social media already, that perhaps they could rekindle a spark for literature amongst them with this app.
I’d say that’s a great idea, if it were a different genre and if it weren’t so easy for young children to get their hands on. I will say though, the creators did mention that they’d tried several genres and they all flopped, until they decided to give horror a go.
My fear is that with all the “real-life” horror we already see on social media today, is this just another attempt to push past the wow-factor into something worse? It’s hard to tell, as new as it is. I worry that perhaps this will be the next “trigger” for someone who’s considering actually doing something…let’s just say, untoward.
It’s scary! Maybe it was meant to be, actually I’m sure it was, but I don’t think I’m going to be giving it the time of day, myself.
Have any of you had any experience with this app? If so, please do stop by in the comments and let me know. I’ve yet to actually hear from very many people what the actual day-to-day turns out to be.
You can find out more about the app here. It’s suppose to be for those in their late teens and early twenties, as they are quick to point out in their analytics, but it’s marketed for those aged 9 and up.
Trust me when I say, you don’t want your nine year old getting their hands on this. I mean, I know I wouldn’t.
There are enough things out there to scare and mislead our children. Maybe I’m old fashioned, but I think we should spend more time building our children up! They are our future!
So, anyway, I just wanted to share. It’s very new and I don’t know how much of a hold it will have.
Be blessed! And thanks for stopping by!