It is a well-known fact that social media has become a common ground for bullying, and teenagers are its worst victim. In some of the cases, the bullying can be highly damaging to the teenagers and may even lead to long-term implications. However, thanks to the technology, new applications are being developed that promote happiness among the youth as well. Such applications are helping the cause of fighting back the bullying, and the trend of such apps being produced is growing at a massive pace. One of the examples of these new positive apps is Brighten, which sends positive messages to the users at frequent intervals.
Brighten is an app that was conceptualized by a student named Austin Kevitch from Pennsylvania. Kevin lost a friend in an accident, and upon his death, the Facebook page of his friend was filled with consolatory messages as well as positive remembrances. Kevin thought that it would have been good if his friend could have read all those messages while he was still alive. It is how Brighten came to life and so far the users of Brighten have sent more than 10 million messages. The app currently has one million users, and its membership base is expanding at a massive pace. There is another similar app that was a couple of months back was the most downloaded app on the App Store, named TBH. It is an app that is similar to Brighten in many ways but has a more gamey type approach to it. It scans through the contact lists and asks you questions like which of your friends are hot and who is more intelligent and sends out the answer to that friend, anonymously. Facebook bought TBH for $100 million.
With the ongoing trend, it can be said that positivity is becoming an industry in itself and many new apps are under development, and some have already hit the market. With the kind of stressful lives people live these days, whether it is a teenager or a working professional or even an elderly, having an app that reminds you to stay positive is not a bad thing after all. It is a trend that is growing at a massive pace, and people are looking forward to making such apps part of their life.