ACCORDING to a new study, Roblox is one of the most hated apps in the world.
In case you’re not aware, Roblox is a video game platform where players can dress up their avatars, play games, and create experiences and items for other players to use.
Kids can be whatever they want to be in Roblox.
It’s essentially the metaverse for kids, and houses over 40 million games to play.
Electronics Hub ran a sentiment analysis study across Twitter and found that 21 countries hate Roblox more than any other app, making it the second most hated app in the world.
Dating app Hinge came in at first place, while Tinder came in at second with 19 countries.
Roblox ranked as the most hated app in Ukraine, Romania, Switzerland, Portugal, France, Bulgaria, Slovakia, North Korea, and Hungary, among others.
“We processed over 3 million geotagged tweets related to 87 social media, dating, mobile games, entertainment, cryptocurrency, and money transfer apps,” Electronics Hub said in the report.
“We calculated the percentage of tweets about each app that were negative using the HuggingFace Sentiment Analysis tool, which identifies whether a tweet has positive, negative, or neutral sentiment.”
Obviously, the data isn’t perfect.
Twitter is a social media platform built around adults, and the majority of Roblox players are children – their sentiment isn’t included in the data.
There’s also some bias in the fact that Roblox is banned in North Korea, which could go some way to explaining why there’s so much negative sentiment in the country.
However, Roblox has faced a lot of negative publicity in the press lately, from allegedly exploiting young game developers to online predators using the platform to target children.
If you’re concerned about your children using it, we have a page on whether Roblox is safe for kids.
In 2021, Roblox generated $1.9 billion in revenue.
Written by Kirk McKeand on behalf of GLHF.
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