In the wild, wild west of today — that is, the internet — there are a ton of companies looking to cash in on the next big idea. Social networks have been a lucrative venture for many, though only the strong seem to survive longer than a year. Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Google+ have most of the attention, and a bunch of copycats attempt to emulate these formulas with very little success.
Every now and then, a company decides to truly innovate in the social arena, and I happen to believe LifeKraze is one such company. While this social network is more niche in focus, it is a fresh idea that has me excited to add yet another distraction I don’t need to my already hectic life. LifeKraze is a bit more than just a distraction, though.
The purpose is to post about the different goals you attain and accomplishments you achieve, and let all your nosy friends know about it. They can give you as little or as many points as they want to for that goal, so if you feel like your “snooze button” friend waking up in the morning is worthy of 50 points (a pretty big amount, relatively speaking) you can award them that.
It’s not just about getting the points, though — it’s what you can do with them that makes this even more worthwhile. You can turn your points in for discounts and offers from the likes of Skullcandy, North Face and more brands of varying types. Not everything will be appealing to everyone, but new deals and rewards are added all the time to keep you motivated in trying to rack up points.
A weekly recap of stats — including the amount of points given and received, high fives given and received, and the amount of accomplishments you have — keep you willed and motivated not only to keep accomplishing tasks of your own, but to award the accomplishments of others.
Of course, without an ample amount of friends and family on the service it will be a little hard to get into, but with a little effort it’s easy to see how LifeKraze can become the next great social network for many people. Get started with the Android app over at the Google Play Store.