(Turner points out that no other social network can verify age either.)But some users are slipping through the cracks. "Interestingly, it's not teenagers who tend to perpetuate explicit behavior; it's adults," he said."Teenagers are using the space for its intent: connection to internet friends." He also noted other apps dealt with the same issues, but were able to prevent inappropriate content as they matured.The app was meant to be an updated version of random video-chat site Chatroulette for today's teens, but without the sexually explicit content.
The activity is monitored and then if the inappropriate content is confirmed, the user is banned.
In the version of Monkey that will launch with i OS11, the machine learning will kick in before the user is even reported.
According to App Annie, Monkey was the number-one app downloaded by 13-to-24 year-olds in April, and has remained in the top 10 ever since.
Currently, it's the ninth most popular app among that age group.
The average user is 23, according to analytics firm Sensor Tower, and it's pretty evenly split between female and male users -- 48 to 52 percent.