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Dee Yun: (contact-deleteme[at]-deleteme-direman [dot] com) 2013-01-04 10:29:18
"Boyfriend Maker" started as one of those saccharin Japanese dating sims, but something extraordinary occurred in its translation for the West. It got hooked up to a chatbot which was then -crowdsourced for its replies-. Just stop and consider that; this virtual boyfriend was programmed by the internet.
I became aware of it when Apple removed it from the iStore amidst some controversy. It was age rated as "4+", but as you can imagine, this racist and sexually explicit chat machine was clearly inappropriate for kindergarteners.
It now lives on on the Android platform and in this astounding tumblr.