is an app
that allows users to "anonymously share your thoughts and emotions with the world, and form lasting and meaningful relationships in a community built around trust and honesty." Secret
is an app " to openly share what you're thinking and feeling with your friends. Speak freely, share anything." The Genius of Whisper, the Massively Popular App You Haven't Heard Of
. With New Anonymous Social App Secret, the Merit Is in the Message
. Two Apps, One Hot Trend [more inside]
Bruce Bartlett tells the story
of how he lost faith in the Republican Party.
Last year, the day was commemorated by a parade through the Greenpoint neighborhood in Brooklyn
. This year, the affair will be more intimate, as you will get to unburden "your own loves, heartbreaks, obsessions and degradations" in a confessional booth on Freeman Street. Yes, tomorrow is the sixth(!) anniversary of Phil Collins Day
The Apology Line
was an art project by Allan Bridge. For 15 years, anonymous confessions were collected by an answering machine. Covered by
This American Life
, and an early Wired Magazine
article, The Apology Line predated online confessionals like grouphug.us
by over 20 years.
The resulting messages were compiled into tapes. The long out-of-print cassette The Apology Line: Uncut Gems From Year Zero (1980-1981)
is available in mp3 form: Side A. Side B.
Fascinating, funny, and disturbing, all at once.