What’s The Deal with Bitstrips?

October 25, 2013

Bit-stripped-Cate

Bit-stripped-Cate

Unfortunately, there is no stripping involved for those of you that immediately got excited.  However, it is a relatively clever interactive app in the ever growing and competitive app market of new and fleeting social networks, games, sexting, etc.

Mr. Kruger's Family Photo

Mr. Kruger’s Family Photo

What will stay?  What will catch on?  How long will our interest last?  Will our interest even last long enough to figure the fucking thing out?  Will our interest be so great that we allow the only option of signing in with Facebook account and thus allowing the App to post our activity wildly thus vomiting all over the news feed of every one of our friends, perhaps their friends too, until we can get to a computer and try to figure out how to set the privacy of the posts by the app to “only me” and then attempt a wild goose chase to stop the app from posting activity at all?  Not to forget to mention, but to refrain from opening up this can of controversial conversation, the personal information that we surrender to the app, a process by which we are so accustomed too that we don’t even blink an eye to click “yes.”

Well, I cannot deny being intrigued by the comic strips of people I know appearing in my news feed.  Hell, anyone who’s ever taken or contemplated a “selfie” will like this app, this is the epitome of that under the guise of an avatar.  We are all full of ourselves, so any app that involves us being represented by score, profile, rank, occupation, followers, or by an avitar, we must make ourselves look good to the people via the internet.  If we hate our waking life, at least we can feel good about our profile or our achievements.  Now, we get to play god and design our 2D figure in our own image and likeness.  In some ways it can be seen as a VERY basic level, only an idiot cannot operate, “non-take-over-my-whole-life” version of Second Life, or whatever the kids are doing these days.  Even though at the end of the day it’s a fucking comic strip, except no one has to take time to draw, no one has to have any artistic abilities whatsoever or even creative as most of the content is already created for you and all you have to do is pick your facial expression and whether or not you wanna insert one of your friends on Facebook that is also using the app.

I did find that the outfits suck, and that the creators/developers are huge Seinfeld fans for there are a great deal of Seinfeld scenes to insert your avatar such as “No soup for you!,” “These pretzels are making me thirsty,” and my favorite, appearing in Mr Kruger’s family vacation photo.

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A Woody Allen movie...

A Woody Allen movie…

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Bitstrips available in the App “Store” for iPhone and Android.