The legendary Greta van Susteren has been keeping a busy schedule since departing MSNBC last summer.
Six-time inductee on Forbes 100 Most Powerful Women in the World, van Susteren released a free app today entitled Sorry that lets users accept or reject apologies from friends, as well as vote on public statements from politicians, celebrities, businesses and others.
“SNAPCHAP AND INSTAGRAM are about to get some competition! This will be fun and hopefully get us all thinking…” van Susteren posted on Facebook last week, announcing her newest project.
She has worked on developing Sorry since leaving Fox News last September, and suggests it could be used to gauge reactions to some of the 475,000 apologies issued on social media every day.
“Chances are you may need my new APP (at least once in a while) or know someone who does need it (and maybe more than once in a while!),” she added on Facebook. “I know I have needed this APP.”
People that have downloaded Sorry will be able to accept or reject apologies sent by friends and acquaintances privately through the app.
Users also can vote on apologies and statements by public figures issued through the media or posted on social media. For example, as van Susteren notes, “imagine if you and everyone else got to vote ‘accept or reject’ when Kathy Griffin apologized” (after posting a photo of herself with a severed head of President Donald Trump last May).
— Greta Van Susteren (@greta) November 14, 2017
In addition to releasing her app, van Susteren has authored a new book, “Everything You Need to Know About Social Media (Without Having to Call a Kid),” published by Simon & Schuster.
“[Van Susteren] does an admirable job of covering the basics of a handful of social media channels in this practical guide…. Readers who are curious about (but are still hesitant to use) social media will likely find Van Susteren’s advice helpful,” reviewed Publishers Weekly.
Ever had a question about social media? Come hear from @greta on 11/18 at the #Newseum for our next #PresidentandthePress program. She’ll be providing the answers to all the basics. Book signing to follow. https://t.co/MuyWhFXAzI
— Newseum (@Newseum) November 13, 2017