One of the best things I've learned since Aop launched is that people love using the app with others. We hear so much about how technology increases feelings of isolation, and social media is often accused of being a source of despondency for many. But based on user feedback, Aop is actually causing many people to feel more connected and they're having fun in situations where boredom or that awkward silence are threatening to take over.
I think of how hard we laughed in one situation when an uncomfortable silence threatened our fun during a summer get-together. This one guy, David found this question in Aop:
He read the question out loud and his friend Brian answered immediately, "Definitely Star Wars!"
"No way dude!" David replied, "I know you! You'd probably be some kind of scavenger and starve to death in that world, you need to be in Game of Thrones!"
Brian shot back, "What! No way! You know I don't like running around naked!" We laughed so hard and I was delighted to see how an app could inspire such unexpected, fun and creative conversations.
In the bestselling book, "The Small Big - Small Changes That Spark Big Influence" researchers share how evidence proves that, 'The longer we know someone, the less likely it is that we will be able to accurately predict their preferences.' This is because in relationships, we quickly begin to take each other for granted based on what we think we know. For many people, Aop has become a fun way to connect and learn new things about your friends and family, and about yourself.
It's also a super fun boredom buster. The time flies with Aop when you're waiting for your table or food at a restaurant, waiting to board your flight, or when you just need to calm down before a root canal.