This post from Neva Bodin on Writing Wranglers and Warriors has some critical information about some of the apps and social media being used today.
“Whispers, secrets and lies?” read the article headline. The sub-title was “Anonymity apps rise in popularity” by the Associated Press. The original article is at website: http://bigstory.ap.org/article/whispers-secrets-and-lies-anonymity-apps-rise.
Anonymity is defined by Merriam-Webster as the state of anonymous—unnamed, unknown.
First we joined Facebook to get our pictures, intimate news flashes, sometimes improper language (in my opinion anyway) out to the world, and to “friend” as many people as possible.
Now we need apps to help us remain anonymous while we, in old-fashioned words, “hang out our dirty laundry”! The article says, “With the app, friends and friends of friends can share their deepest and darkest thoughts, along with gossip, criticism and even plans to propose marriage, under a cloak of near-anonymity.” Now I wonder how many people when purchasing that app will catch the word, “near-anonymity.”
Inquiring minds want to know, right? Who will let someone who has just shared a…
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