please throw a taco at me on Peaches, real Taco Bell

Being a 28 year old experimenting on the Peaches app makes me feel a bit like I’m still trying to wear Aberocrombie and pretend that’s OK.

That said, as a Digital Marketer who loves to kill time and learn more about different apps, I’m gonna keep spritzing on my Aberocrombie perfume analogy and test this thing out.

The internet’s calling it a hybrid of text messaging, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat. (*This comparison makes me laugh when I read it over and over as it reminds me of WhatDoesYourStart-UpDo.co)

Re-code says it’s gained such quick popularity since it struck a cord with early adopters in the “Tech Twitter” crowd, and spread from there. and also because it was founded by Dom Hofmann, the founder of Vine.

Here’s what I’ve learned from my few days goin Peachin’ so far:

The text message comparison makes sense since on the app you’re sharing your thoughts, and one of the ways you can do so is through sharing .gifs (*full transparency: I often gif-shared through text until the Kimoji app took over and became my dominant language)

The Facebook portion makes sense in that you can add friends and take actions like… throwing cake at friends [see below]

(**This takes me back to when you Facebook tested out throwing sheep at people. That didn’t last very long, but personally I was a huge fan.)

You can also make minute-by-minute statuses, adding to Twitter vibe.

You can also share photos which I guess is the Instagram comparison (This seems like the least accurate app comparison for me since the aesthetic of Instagram is much more elevated, IMO)

Lastly, you can even type a ‘draw something’ command and doodle as your status (i.e. doodling on snapchat)

Put all that together and what have you got? Something that’s just peachy, I guess.

Despite sticking out like a sore old thumb I think it’s fun to play around with, and it’ll be interesting to see how celebs and brands infiltrate as popularity continues to rise.

I mean, I wouldn’t hate following Taco Bell, having them throw a taco at me on Peach, and then being able to redeem it for a taco, IRL.

Oh the possibilities….

Currently though, what we’re seeing is tons of fake celebs and brands, as they’ve yet to allow verified profiles.

But, as Peach just tweeted they’re working on a lot of things.

I’m excited to keep following as their creative juices get flowing (*couldn’t resist)

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