Posted on Monday, March 10th, 2014 by Will Hagle
Secret is an app that allows you to share anything anonymously with your friends.
Secret is an iPhone app that allows you to share what you’re thinking with your friends and contact list without them knowing who you are. Using the service is similar to sending a tweet or a status update. Once you publish your thought, it is able to be seen by all of your followers. The key difference with secret, of course, is that the authors of the various posts are kept, well, secret. The app was designed so that individuals do not need to feel scared to share their true thoughts or emotions. Many social media networks are now filled with family members or employers, so individuals feel as if they could be judged by sharing their personal, private information so freely. Secret makes it possible to do it all anonymously.
Because posts are not accompanied by a profile image or any other information in the way that they are displayed on other social media sites, Secret offers the opportunity to add a photo or a color backdrop behind your words. Many of these templates are simple colors — such as a green or purple backdrop to enhance your white writing. You can also add full color photographs to make your secret truly stand out. While it’s rewarding to anonymously reveal your own secrets to the world, it’s also addicting to browse through the secrets posted by your friends. Guessing who wrote what post is fun — although it’s impossible to ever determine exactly who was the author. There’s also the ability to anonymously respond and interact with various posts, keeping the conversation going similar to the way users can respond to a Facebook status update. Secrets can also be made available to individuals outside your immediate network — the more that posts are favorited, the more people that see them. Secret has the potential to be the next big app, so I’d recommend using it now to stay ahead of the curve.