Sunday, 11 January 2009


Don’t tell anyone, but I’ve just seen something interesting. SecretTweet is an anonymous secret posting service using Twitter (the clue’s in the name). You submit your deepest, darkest secret to the website and it’s then posted anonymously.

Obviously there’s the cathartic lure of getting something off your chest without revealing your identity. Recent secret tweets include

‘I’m 27 and still a virgin’ and ‘Its incredible how shallow & vain most people are who twit. I'm embarrassed to be one of them’

Online secret sharing is not a new concept – there's PostSecret and Group Hug – it just uses Twitter as another forum for venting. However, it remains strangely compelling to read other people’s secrets. But would I ever post anything? That would be telling...

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