January 15, 2016  —  by

Peach, your next social media

credit: wired

Confused by all the Internet-talk about something called Peach this past week? You were far from alone. The social app took the Web (Twitter, specifically) by storm, and while it may easily fall victim to our incredibly short attention spans, for the moment it’s a fun new thing to play with. Peach creates a feed of your friends, and you only broadcast to people you approve, so there’s at least some element of privacy. Its most fun feature is magic words: Basically, type in certain phrases, and they’ll act like commands. “Here” brings up your current location; “move” how many steps you’ve taken. And hey, you can throw cake at people. Sound confusing? Yeah, it is, a little yet it has some vibe that could make it seriously work.