Social networks expose us. They attach our names to our every photo and written thought. And we seem to kind of like it that way. We can't get enough of tooting our own horns.
Or can we?
There's a new social network in town that promises something the Facebooks and Twitters of the world cannot: anonymity. Whisper
is "a FREE, anonymous social platform for people who want to creatively share and connect with others over experiences, feelings, thoughts and dreams that they can't communicate anywhere else," according to a press release from the company.
Whisper is a kind of meme generator: It allows you to anonymously share your thoughts using photo filters and various fonts. Then, people can "heart" and reply to your posts with their own stylized messages.
Honestly, I think this social platform is pretty cool. I've got so many descriptions running through my head: Message board on steroids...A Pinterest for memes...Quotapalooza...
But I digress. Really it's just fun to scroll through the stuff people "confess" on this platform. Plus, if you find something you really like, it gives you the opportunity to share it via Facebook, Twitter, or Tumblr, or email it to your entire address book.
Although I'd hardly classify a deep secret written in a funky font over a provocative picture "whispering," there is something very provocative about being able to say what you feel without fear of judgment or scrutiny from your friends or family.
Would you try this social network? Are you already on it?