The best apps used to hate online trends and avoid people you don’t like

Credit: Colourbox
Sometimes, you want to unplug from your social network. There are apps for that. Credit: Colourbox

In the age of social networking, there are countless ways to stay connected with family, friends and coworkers. Between status updates, checking in everywhere you go and sharing photos on the web, nobody has to be left out of your life.

But there are times when you’re just not in the mood to see every update someone makes, or every baby picture they post (even if the kid’s cute), or know every detail about the music festival he or she is attending.

And while you could avoid people altogether by hiding their updates, unfriending them or deleting your own account, sometimes you might want to go about this in a different way.

Check out these apps for when you want to be less social.

Hate With Friends is a Facebook app that allows you to find out if you have mutual “hate” for each other. If the person hates you back, then you probably should avoid him or her.

web-hate with friends  hate with friends facebook

Rather, from the makers of unbaby.me, is an app that allows you to replace content from any of your social media feeds with things you want to see. For example, you can replace pictures of babies with pictures of cats.

web-rather

Cloak is a nifty app that can be helpful to know where your friends, haters or enemies are located. It uses check-in data from FourSquare and Instagram and will let you know where people are located at any given time. Want to avoid your ex? You might want this app.

web-cloak app

There is an app that allows you to share all the things you don’t like and build one large community of hate. Couldn’t make it to SXSW? You can now hate on all the pictures you see from there. Incredible. The app is called Hater, and you should download it.

web-hater




News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
National

US military tried, but failed to rescue journalist…

The U.S. military earlier this year tried to rescue journalist James Foley and other American hostages held in Syria ,but failed to find the captives.

National

Fate of captured beluga whales in hands of…

A Georgia aquarium went to court on Wednesday seeking federal permission to bring 18 captured beluga whales to the United States from Russia.

Local

After Eric Garner death, religious leaders meet to…

Interfaith leaders convened with city officials to discuss what the community can do to help dial down heightened tensions after Eric Garner's death.

Local

'Suspicious' Hamilton Heights fire caused by power strip:…

An extension cord overload caused the deadly fire in Hamilton Heights late Monday that killed a 15-year-old girl and injured at least 12 others.

Television

'So You Think You Can Dance' recap: Season…

And then there were six. It was a big night on stage as the Top 6 got to dance with each other, All-star partners and perform a solo routine.

Going Out

5 things to do in NYC this weekend…

FILM Lebowski Fest Aug. 22-23, 8 p.m. Various locations, Manhattan $20-$30, www.lebowskifest.com The Dude abides — for 48 hours to celebrate the 1998 Coen brothers classic.…

Television

'Doctor Who' personality profile: the 4 Doctors

When the time comes for a new Doctor, there's always some anxiety over the big question: Who will he be? The series owes its longevity…

Television

Billy Crystal to commemorate late actor Robin Williams…

  Comedian Billy Crystal will pay tribute to late actor Robin Williams at television's Primetime Emmy Awards on Aug. 25, the show's organizers said on…

NFL

Giants expected to work Corey Washington into first-team…

The day of reckoning for the Giants' fringe players will fall upon them Friday night against the Jets.

NFL

Jalen Saunders still unsure what caused car accident…

Jets rookie wide receiver Jalen Saunders spoke to the media Wednesday for the first time since his car accident, but he didn't say a whole lot.

NFL

2014 Fantasy Football: Rankings, list of top NFL…

2014 Fantasy Football: Rankings, list of top NFL defense (DEF)

NFL

2014 Fantasy Football: Rankings, list of top NFL…

2014 Fantasy Football: Rankings, list of top NFL quarterbacks (QB)

Sex

Online dating for every generation

Frank Jackson and his mother Maggie are like lots of modern families: They have dinner together regularly, keep each other updated on their lives —…

Wellbeing

Going green could be the key to getting…

If we could just pursue the things that would actually make us happy, we could help the environment too, according to a New York researcher.…

Wellbeing

Metabolic syndrome could have a sugar link

Scientists in St. Louis may have found another culprit in metabolic syndrome, which can lead to heart disease and type 2 diabetes.  Uric acid is…

Wellbeing

Another way stress hurts your unborn baby

Mothers know to try staying calm during pregnancy, as stress has been linked to behavioral and developmental problems for their babies. But now, a new…