Sean O’Brien: How Anonymous Chat Apps Can Avoid Disappearing Like Their Content
The private chat space is bigger than people realize, but not as robust as traditional messaging.
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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