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Apparently, humankind’s desperation to remain plugged in at all times knows no boundaries: there is now a free app that allows you to connect with strangers who are using the toilet at the exact moment you are.
Well, more specifically, people who are doing a number two at the same time as you.
The app in question is called Pooductive (groan) and it aims to create a network of “global friends and strangers” who want to, well, shoot the shit and beat the “overwhelming, unbearable, nay alienating boredom” that comes with sitting on the toilet.
“Think of it as a magical place where people from around the globe can anonymously meet to enjoy their time of zen, peace and quite together, by conversing, philosophising and sharing ideas with each other," the app's developer Ricardo Gruber explains on its website.
"You can add friends, have group chats or simply enjoy a one on one conversation... it is so much better and more entertaining then simply reading the back of a shampoo bottle.”
Now, it's not exactly a secret that people use their phones while sitting on the toilet; a survey a few years ago revealed three quarters of phone users do so. For some it's a chance to Insta-scroll in peace; for others, a chance to respond to unread messages.
There's a very good chance you've received texts from friends who were halfway through relieving themselves, and were none the wiser.