Whisper

Whisper is a proprietary iOS and Android mobile app available without charge, which says that it allows users to send messages anonymously, and to receive replies. Users post messages, known as “whispers,” which are displayed as text superimposed over an image automatically retrieved from Whisper’s own search engine or uploaded by the user.

The app, launched in March 2012, is the main product of the media company WhisperText LLC, which was co-founded by CEO Michael Heyward and Brad Brooks, who is the CEO of mobile messaging service TigerText. According to Adweek, as of November 2016, Whisper has over 30 million monthly active users, with 17 billion whispers being seen each month by 250 million people across Whisper’s app, mobile and desktop websites, social channels and publisher network.

The app, although vert similiar, is also different to Postsecret as it actually lets members talk to eachother to discuss the secret. This is handy if you ever need advice about a secret you’re living!

I made a collage of what their “whispers” look like.

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Unknown. (2016). Whisper (app). Available: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whisper_(app). Last accessed 05/12/16.

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