Sean O’Brien: How Anonymous Chat Apps Can Avoid Disappearing Like Their Content

Sean O’Brien: How Anonymous Chat Apps Can Avoid Disappearing Like Their Content
technology

The private chat space is bigger than people realize, but not as robust as traditional messaging.

Sean O'Brien, TextPride
  • 16 june 2014

The last several months have brought a great deal of attention to ephemeral and anonymous apps such as Secret, Rumr and Snapchat. In a recent interview, Mark Zuckerberg said that, “private communication is a bigger space than people realize,” and he is absolutely correct. Whisper, for example, an app that lets users post short messages to strangers without their names attached, said it garnered 3 billion monthly page views in December and is said to be raising a $30M round from investors.

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