August 23, 2013
Indiana University (IU) has designed an iPhone/Android app which crowd sources its research on sexual performance and habits to complete strangers.
The app asks its users or “reporters” to disgorge graphic details of their sexual encounters within 24 hours of each “event.” It then synthesizes the information into a map revealing who is having sex where, when and how.
According to a July 31, 2013, tweet by the project’s official handle, @KinseyReporter, 3,053 people had downloaded the app. Previous tweets, however, suggest many, or most, of those users are still based in Bloomington, Ind., home of IU.
“So far the news about the re-release of #KinseyReporter has spread mainly locally, so the majority of reports are from Indiana,” tweeted @KinseyReporter on July 5.
Spokeswoman for the Kinsey Institute, Jennifer Brass, told Campus Reform on Friday that the school saved money building the app by partnering with IU’s School of Informatics and Computing where students, faculty and researchers collaborated on the project.