[update 10.11.] Die App für testosteronüberladene Gelegenheitsschläger Rumblr ist – natürlich! – ein Marketing-Gag: „The app, called Rumblr, was supposed to launch on the web at 5 PM ET on Monday, November 9. Upon logging into the web app, users were then thrust into conversation with a bot. Upon the conclusion of the conversation with the bot, users were redirected to a website explaining that the app was merely a 'an opportunity to showcase our branding skills'.“ 🖕
Hier das ursprüngliche Posting:
Rumblr ist eine neue App, praktisch sowas wie Tinder meets Fight Club. Anarcho-Primitivism, there's an App for that und das endet ganz sicher alles in Glitzer und Regenbogenfarben, da bin ich mit total sicher. 👊🙀🤕
Rumblr is an app for recreational fighters to find, meet, and fight other brawl enthusiasts nearby. You don’t need to fight to use Rumblr. With Rumblr Explore, anyone can browse and attend fights close by that other Rumblr users have arranged - all for free!
Es ist noch nicht wirklich raus, ob das ganze ein Prank, ein „Social Commentary“ oder tatsächlich ernstgemeint ist. Glaubt man jedoch dem Interview mit den Gründern Matt Henderson und Jack Kim auf CBS5, dann meinen die das sehr wohl Ernst:
“We can't just ignore the fact that boys, men, they all fight. We've always fought for the life of humanity. So why can't we just provide them a way to do it more efficiently,” said Matt Henderson, one of two self-described recreational fighters behind the Rumblr app. […] “We've always been recreational fighters since middle school,” said Henderson. “Think of some athletic fighting. I mean, you're not trying to kill the other person, maybe you're trying to have a little testosterone orchestra.” […]
“We're kind of all hands off after people meet,” said Jack Kim, the second half of the Rumblr duo. “Beyond that we don't condone any specific type of violence and we do specifically state when you sign up, we're not legally supporting any of what you're doing here.” So far, Kim and Henderson said more than 78,000 people have signed up for access to the beta testing version of the app that will be available in one or two weeks. The two hope to have the app ready for a full public release in less than two months.
Und dann ist da noch dieses Bit aus einem 4Chan-Thread: Anon has a startup idea. Die Idee hatten die dort vor circa einem Jahr:
Und hier, to get this out of the system:
1st RULE: You do talk about Rumblr.
2nd RULE: You DO SHARE talk about Rumblr.
3rd RULE: If someone swipes left, the fight is over.
Only two Anons to a fight. [Scratch that, Rumblr has Gangfight-Filters]
5th RULE: Socialmediazillions of fights at a time.
6th RULE: No Periscope, no Facebook, no Snapchat.
7th RULE: Fights will go on as long as Toxic Masculinity provides.
8th RULE: If this is your first time on Rumblr, you HAVE to fight.