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Parking Douche App

Oh man, I so WANTED this to be real. Crappy park jobs are everywhere, but they seem to be especially offensive in Russia, which led The Village, a Russian blog, to create this fictional app that allows you to take a photo of the offending car’s license plate, and attach it to internet ads that pop up on anyone’s computer in the local vicinity. The web surfer is then forced to share the photo of the “parking douche” on a social media site in order to make the ad go away and in the process shame the driver. Obviously, this breaks all sorts of rules regarding internet privacy and such, but it’s still hilarious. Maybe someone can make a similar “shaming app” for cars parked in bike lanes… There are enough offending drivers to warrant one!

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  1. The Parking Douche App | Doobybrain.comMay 29, 2012 at 12:52 pm

    [...] Urban Velo posted this vide from The Village, a Russian blog, that advertises a fictitious app that shames bad parkers in their neighborhoods. The app, if real, would send out the offenders license plate # and make and model and color of the vehicle as an annoying pop-up ad on websites in the vicinity and digital billboards in the neighborhood. Pretty genius I think! Share this: Nebraska license plate update: CollegeHumor votes disqualified! [...]

  2. Wayne MyerMay 30, 2012 at 9:58 am

    No privacy issues there! There is no expectation of privacy for anything performed in public. Now, someone really needs to make it. Without that annoying ad part, though.

  3. Chrissy JMay 30, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    I love this! Make it real, please!

  4. J.MillerJune 3, 2012 at 11:30 pm

    I saw this the other day and laughed my butt off.Well what is left of it. :)

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