Our National Love Affair With ‘Pokemon Go’ Might Be Short-Lived | FiveThirtyEight

“Pokemon Go” — the smash hit app from Niantic that powerfully combines augmented reality with the bottomless well of nostalgia for pokemon — is seeing its userbase drop faster than my respect for anyone who picked Bulbasaur as their starter pokemon.

As was recently pointed out by Bloomberg, daily active users are down, as is overall engagement. And indeed, it’s hit the point in its release where the initial buzz has worn off, and the new normal of “Pokemon Go” is beginning to take shape.

SurveyMonkey Intelligence, a tool that draws from a large panel of smartphone and tablet users to determine the popularity and specific usage of mobile applications,1 has some additional stats on the game’s decline.

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Mike Rawson

Mike Rawson has recently re-awoken a long-standing interest in robots and our automated future.

He lives in London with a single android – a temperamental vacuum cleaner – but is looking forward to getting more cyborgs soon.

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