By Salvador Rodriguez
Aaron LaRue thought it was comical that a waitress at a Korean restaurant in Los Angeles would give him a fork and his Asian friend chopsticks. He wanted to post about it on social media, but feared a potential backlash from racially sensitive friends. So he turned to Secret, a new social network that lets users say whatever they want without revealing their identities.
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“I wouldn’t tweet that. I wouldn’t put that on Facebook,” he said. “So by posting that on Secret, I get to share something that I thought was a funny experience and I have literally no repercussions.”
Secret is among a wave of mobile apps that let smartphone users share their unabridged observations and life experiences anonymously. They are growing in popularity because they allow users to speak freely and instantly about topics they might not feel comfortable sharing or discussing on Facebook and other social networks that require revealing their identities. Continue reading here