Someone on Twitter Annoying You? Put 'Em in Twitter Doghouse
It's a Twitter Timeout for Bad -- or Annoying -- Behavior
Yes, there's yet another way social media users can torment each other. Thanks to a new app called Twitter Doghouse, you can now publicly call out that annoying friend who feels the need to tweet her every move, meal and TV viewing schedule.
The app was created by developers Elan Dubrofsky and Jure Stern, as part of a challenge on crowdsourcing development platform CloudSpokes, Mashable.com reports.
How it works: you log in at Twitter Doghouse with your Twitter info, and then fill out a form indicating who you want to put in the Doghouse, and for how long. Timeouts can last as little as a minute and as long as you don't want to see the Doghouse dweller's tweets.
More options: you can put someone in the Doghouse secretly (sorta … they can find out by perusing their follower list and seeing you're no longer on it), by sending them a teaser tweet about what you're doing or publicly tweeting the timeout via @TwitDoghouse.
For instance, if you unfollowed developer Stern, this might be the public tweet: "@JureStern You're going in my doghouse because you are yapping too much."
The Doghouse tweeter will automatically be re-followed at the end of the timeout you've set.
A little rude, a little embarrassing and more than a little obnoxious, right?
Sigh. Did you ever think you'd be nostalgic for the days when people could just ignore and bully you in real life, and not virtually, too?
Check out a video on how Twitter Doghouse works below, and remember, people: play nice.