While you signal as much as a brand new social community, you’ve got zero mates, zero followers, zero likes. However as you begin posting content material, you would possibly get increasingly likes and feedback. That would result in new followers. And that dopamine increase will encourage you to publish much more. A brand new app known as Palmsy is attempting to behave as social media methadone by letting you publish something and getting likes on them.

However the catch is that nobody can see the posts.

You possibly can publish as many posts as you want. The app even enables you to add images to your posts. However you’re sending these posts into the void. Developer Pat Nakajima stated on Threads that no publish leaves your machine and all likes are faux.

Palmsy welcome screen

Picture Credit: Palmsy

The free app — which works on each iPhone and iPad — basically reads your contact checklist to assign fake likes to posts. Whereas the app is studying your contact particulars, as a result of all posts are native, contact data will not be despatched to a server.

“It may be enjoyable to see Likes coming in from people you haven’t thought of in years. It may also be helpful in possibly deleting some contacts you won’t want anymore,” Nakajima writes within the FAQ part of the app.

Palmsy contact screen

Palmsy reveals you the contact who “appreciated” your publish. Picture Credit: Palmsy

Past contacts, you may deal with the app as a private diary or perhaps a place to get dangerous puns out of your system — no person goes to evaluate you. It’s as much as you.

The developer not too long ago up to date the app with some superior choices that allow you to restrict the variety of likes on a selected publish and for a way lengthy you need these likes to come back in: a number of seconds, a couple of minutes, a number of hours or a number of days.

There have been a number of time-limiting apps that attempt to assist in the case of lowering social media habit. Some builders have additionally launched very primary apps to publish dumb posts with out penalties.

In 2018, former Google Reader product supervisor Jason Shellen relaunched Brizzly as a web site, which helps you to put something in a textual content field and hit ship. The posts go nowhere and you’ll’t even see them when you hit ship.