Susteren, mentioning IndiGo's recent apology said that this app is going to give some competition to Instagram and Snapchat
Former news anchor Greta Van Susteren who was last with Fox News is launching a new app to make saying sorry easier. Apart from allowing people to say sorry easily, the app will allow users to accept or reject someone’s apology.
Apologies to friends and families will remain confidential, whereas, public apologies by celebrities or entities would be visible to everyone and any user of the app can either accept or reject the apology.
“You will get to 'accept or reject' apologies from a friend (kept private between you and your friend) or 'accept or reject' apologies of public figures which we ALL get to see and vote to accept or reject. We all get to see what others think about acceptance or rejection of public apologies when we see the numbers roll in on those very public apologies,” Susteren said in a Facebook post on Wednesday.
She also gave examples of when and how this app can be useful, including a reference to IndiGo apologising after a video surfaced showing its staff beating a passenger.
“Imagine if you and everyone else got to vote 'accept or reject' when Kathy Griffin (who posed with a fake bloodied head of Donald Trump) apologised? Was it enough or not? And how would she know if her apology was accepted without the vote counter? Or how about when a cable news network apologizes for a blunder? A politician for cheating on a spouse? Dove Soap for that commercial (showed a black woman turn white supposedly after using Dove body lotion)? Facebook is sorry about the Russia stuff?”
“Even India’s biggest airline is apologising today. It is just endless...,” she added.
Susteren has been working on this idea for a year now, starting soon after leaving Fox news. The app will be available on App Store and Google Play Store for free on November 14. Announcing the launch she said, “SNAPCHAT AND INSTAGRAM are about to get some competition! This will be fun and hopefully get us all thinking....”She claimed that after conducting a research she found that people apologise on social media more than 475,000 times a day. Celebrities, corporates and even countries are apologising today, she said.