Wednesday, May 15, 2024

App of the Month

Admittedly, I'm intrigued by this app.  In reality, I'm sort of failing this app. 

Minutiae  - or mi:nu:ti:ae- bills itself as an anonymous anti-social media app. 

I'm not so sure about that. 

I could copy and paste their manifesto here (who are they, Ted Kaczynski?), but it might be more prudent for you to read it here

What happens is, participants are asked to take an image at a time when the app notifies you to take one. It's the same time for all participants, regardless of where they are in the world. 

A daily message is sent and good for one minutes, but once you click on it, you have less than 10 seconds to take the pic. 

Should you miss the message or the time limits on them you don't participate for that day. 

You can block out times you don't want to receive a message (me?  22:00 - 06:00).  So, should the notification come out at certain days during that time, I would not participate. 

The times are very random. For the two weeks I've been doing it, I've only seen three messages. Two I've gotten and taken images  - the other I missed the window. 

The idea is to document the normalcy of life. The undocumented moments. Not the things you'd post on social media. I mean, yeah, if you're at a party you at the right time, you can take a pic of that, but the reality is closer to this:

I got the message while "sitting on the throne", so what you see is what they got. Just be happy I didn't reverse the camera, right? 

The project goes over 1440 days. I'm not 100% sure if it's that amount of days from the start of the app, or from when I joined.  Right now, I'm not jam-packed with images. I'm assuming from the below image, it is the former. 

One-third of the way down the grid, on the far left is my first image, a test image you take when you join. The other two images you can kind of see. The black squares - I think - are the times I got notifications and missed the window. I'm guessing there aren't more blacked-in squares because it was on my blocked times. 

All guesses, since I haven't quite read through the entire FAQ. 

I'd assume you could see what other people took at that same time, but I haven't figured that out either. 

I probably should have done all that before writing my App of the Month post. 

Sigh.  Oops. 


Old Lurker said...

Hrm. 12 on 12 with intermittent reward. What could possibly go wrong?

Anonymous said...

That’s actually a great photo — a satire of old masters fruit and candles paintings

Anonymous said...

Oops Becca ^