Keep Tabs on Your Family With This App
Google tracks our every move and Facebook knows our innermost desires, then advertises them to us. So it should be NBD that a new app wants to watch your family and friends’ every move in the name of security.
Folr helps you track your family by keeping tabs on their locations, using phones as tracking GPS devices. Users designate friends and family into groups of people they want to follow. Then, the followed can allow (or deny) the user to do so. The technology is not all that different from how Google tracks phones to estimate traffic times, except this one might tip off mom to grounding you because you’re deeeefinitely not where you said you were on a school night, young lady.
If you’re worried that this all sounding a little too Big Brother, just know that privacy is guaranteed. The followed can activate or deactivate the days and times they want to be tracked or whether they accept a follower in the first place. So if you were planning on using this to stalk your teenager, it ain’t going to happen. PHEW.
The app’s intentions are to protect and keep track of family members and friends, which means it could be a helpful resource in schools or at large events and festivals. Not to mention when you’re just trying to meet up with pal at the park or flying into an airport and dear old dad is tasked with picking you and all your bags up for your weeklong stay.
Would you use this to keep tabs on your family and loved ones? We want to hear your opinion below.
Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!