TechCrunch › Josh Constine
Anonymous sharing app Secret will shut down soon, according to sources close to the company. The announcement could be made as soon as today or tomorrow, and there’s some talk of current employees receiving modest severance packages. Having raised $35 million, it’s unlikely ... MORE
Gizmodo › Adam Clark Estes
Security researchers recently discovered a serious flaw in Yik Yak, the “anonymous” messaging app popular with teens. In surprisingly simple fashion, the flaw offered hackers a way to discover the identities of Yik ... MORE
Mashable › Rebecca Hiscott
Secret and Whisper, the current darlings of the anonymous messaging market, are all about broadcasting ... MORE
Forbes › Parmy Olson
It’s hardly a secret anymore. Anonymous social apps like Secret and Whisper are among the hottest diversions to come out of Silicon Valley, showcasing streams of short confessions from ... MORE
LinkedIn › Dil-Domine Jacobe Leonares
We’re seeing a point where digital identity is important to people, businesses and the way we transact with each other online. But is it hurting or helping us? When the social web ... MORE
TechCrunch › Natasha Lomas
Say hey to rumr, a new messaging app that’s vying to draw your attention away from all the other ways to say hey already in play.
Rumr has been in the works for around half a year, raising an $800,000 seed ... MORE
Digiday › John McDermott
Apps like Whisper and Secret have recently attracted large audiences by allowing users to do exactly what they can’t do on Facebook: post anything they want while remaining ... MORE
Guardian › Edward Helmore
Ten years ago Mark Zuckerberg ushered in the era of social media with the creation of Facebook in his ... MORE
Anonymous social networks are receiving a lot of attention in the last couple months from the tech blogging community, largely due to some major capital investment in startups like the Secret and Whisper apps.
In addition to a lot of PR friendly puff pieces we are seeing a number of articles that are highly critical, not only of individual ... MORE
Medium › Austin Hill
Anonymity seems to be all the rage in Silicon Valley and startups lately.
Recently Whisper raised another $30 million (supposedly ... MORE
With the very recent debut of a number of anonymous social networking apps and websites, a vigorous debate has begun about the perils and merits of anonymous digital venues.
Critics would have us believe that trolling, porn, and bullying are endemic to the experience, while boosters trumpet the importance of innovation, free speech, ... MORE
Huffington Post › Kim Bellware
CHICAGO — Yik Yak is the latest anonymous messaging app to stoke cyber bullying fears among parents and educators, recently causing so much worry its creators temporarily disabled it for an entire city.