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anonymous text message intimacy.

For the record, I just don’t get this:

Two weeks ago over 5,000 of you posted your numbers here for texting secrets – and last week over 10,000 of you did. By telling your friends about this experiment of “anonymous intimacy” we are growing it into a movement!

Keep spreading the word! (Twitter, StumbleUpon, Digg etc.)

1. Email your secrets to the most recently added numbers in the comments section below.
2. List your number in the comments section. (To get more secrets post it again.)
3. Invite your friends to share their secrets and list their numbers too.

Does this mean I am getting old if I can’t grasp the appeal or concept? How is this anything different than something that could be achieved via an instant messenging service, email, chatrooms, message boards (relating to your “secret”), or even a journal. What if the man who shot the guy for wearing a Barack Obama shirt text messages his secret to someone? In the new age of web 2.0 and the dominance of social media, where does the duty to snitch fall – especially without any “therapist/patient privilege” blanket to hide in?

To me, the real irony is: half of those MySpace users who posted their phone numbers for the public to have and use had their MySpace profiles marked as ‘private’ to prevent “non-Friends” from seeing and viewing their page. Completely logical, yeah?

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