Comeoutandplay isn't worth the effort

Save a step and skip this pointless app.

Comeoutandplay is an odd little app. It's supposed to "build hype" on Facebook for a specific artist so that he or she will come and play in your city. It also offers searchable content for your artist via YouTube, Google, and iTunes. While it worked as promised, for all the personal info it requires, we'd rather just create our own buzz by logging directly into our own Facebook account.

If you're not already a comeoutandplay user, you have to sign up first. We weren't too happy about having to enter so much personal information, including our first name; last name; email address; country, city and state; a password; and two music genre preferences (we happen to like more than Rock and Indie music, so we didn't like being limited to two choices). Once our information was entered (we may or may not have fibbed a little), a screen popped up that asked us to enter an artist, the city to which we'd travel to see that artist, and it asked us to pick the amount we'd pay and how many tickets. From there it asks you to log into your Facebook account from the app to create buzz around that artist. Honestly, we weren't too keen on entering our Facebook info through the app, but we played along and entered our info. We were asked to provide our personal email address, birth date, access to our photos and all the other info we have in our Facebook account. We realize that it's a social world, so you can't expect too much privacy when it comes to these types of things, but this was more information than we wanted to give so we declined.

We found comeoutandplay an unnecessary step in an oversaturated social market. Save what privacy you have left and skip this app.

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