There’s a new app coming out called Pikinis that “automatically finds swimsuit photos on Facebook. You can quickly find your friends’ pikinis or meet new people by exploring pikinis in your network, city or campus!”
The app is currently in beta and is being tested by bros all over the country. Basically, Pikinis syncs with your Facebook account, and you select the friends you want. Then Pikinis filters through their photos to find bikini shots. You can even “pineapple” a photo to save it and look at later!
App creator, Ted Kramer said “I realized a lot of people express frustration about all the photos on Facebook and how difficult it is to find the ones you really want to see.” I have never once gone through someone’s photos and been like “UGH I wish there were any easy way to find half-naked pictures of this person!”
Oh but it’s for women too, y’all! The name is deceiving, but “To be clear, Pikinis is for men and women – women can just as easily find men’s swimsuit photos.” I like to see hot shirtless guys in swimsuits as much as the next gal, but I’m not going to use an app to sort through FB photos when I can navigate it just fine on my own.
I honestly don’t think this app is directed toward girls at all. And having fraternity guys test it out all over the country certainly doesn’t make it seem appealing to women. This app is just plain creepy.
It seems you can also see photos your friends on the app have pineappled. The website says, “Drop by the Pool Party to meet new people through your friends or cruise the Beach to explore all the pikinis in your city or campus.” There isn’t much explanation on this yet, but that seems really weird to me.
It’s one thing to have your bikini photos from spring break on Facebook. But it’s another that they’re screened through a third party app where guys can share them with each other. They say they aren’t violating any of Facebook’s privacy rules. However, if someone who I’m not friends with can see my pictures because one of my friends pineappled it, that would be a violation, right?
Personally, I have my photo settings set to private except for a select list of people, but this app is making me think twice about putting beach shots up at all.
What do you think about Pikinis? Do you think it’s creepy? Would it make you consider taking your beach photos down? Tell us in the comments!