Most anything you can do on a social media site, you can do with Binky such as "like" a story, swipe left or right, or tap on a share button. However, with Binky, none of these things are real. Liking a story doesn't do anything, and the share button actually leads nowhere. A more complete set of features for Binky includes:
- An infinite list of random stuff (called "Binks"), with pictures. You won't care about some of them, but others will give you a fleeting feeling of satisfaction -- just like a real app!
- Each Bink has a Like button so that you can like it, just like a real app!
- Swipe left or right on Binks, because it's weirdly satisfying, just like a real app!
- Leave a comment! Unlike a real app, you don't have to stress about what to say. Just mash the keyboard and Binky will think of an appropriate comment for you! Where's THAT feature, Facebook?
- A "share" button that doesn't do anything!
- Scroll through over a thousand Binks, including: sawdust, Sam Cooke, rutabagas, laser tag, merman, mascara, puddles, and elbow.
Binky creator Dan Kurtz probably gave the best description of smartphone addiction when he said that mindlessly scrolling through a messaging app feed started to feel like "my default state of being."
If you do feel compelled to respond to a Bink, just keep in mind that your comments go nowhere. This is merely an app designed to keep you occupied so that you don't start missing legitimate messaging apps.
Binky is a free app, although it is not available for Android devices. You can install it by clicking on this link.