Platform publishes embarrassing photos to blackmail users into being more productive

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We've seen penalties used to encourage users into achieving their goals before when we wrote about GymPact, an app which offers cash rewards to gym-goers for checking in and fines them for failing to meet their targets. Now adding a social twist to this idea, new Facebook app Aherk! enables users to blackmail themselves in order to get tasks done. Aherk! operates on the basis that pressure encourages people to get things done and that this sense of urgency is lacking when it comes to personal goals such as exercise, household chores and other daily tasks. To begin, users set…

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