Having heard about Whisper 3 times this week and exactly 0 times ever before this week, I decided to check it out. 3 times is enough to make me investigate a new social media app. The last ones were Cinch, Line, and Tinder, and I didn’t know if I had it in me to do another one. I’m glad I did though, this one is fun. First you download the app. Then, open it up. You’ll see it looks like the worst part of instagram–text over pictures. Next, you’ll see this message:
Next, you can browse these dirty secrets and judge them freely, knowing it’s all anonymous.
Emboldened by everyone else’s secrets, I decided to upload a few of my own. My Whisper inbox was so instantly flooded with responses that within minutes I knew I’d never have time to respond to them all even if I stayed home all day and devoted myself to it. But, looking briefly at the messages, I’m not missing much. It does look like a hotbed of young, desperate people looking for a hookup, so if that’s your thing, do sign up. Your posts are protected with a personal identification number (PIN) so there’s some added security if someone grabs your phone. Your posts will be anonymous. When someone messages you, they show up as a default name of Kitten_Wiz. I don’t get it, but you can change your name to “Dreamlover” or whatever you want if you send a message. You can also respond to someone’s picture with another picture, which is pretty cool.
Whisper challenge: If anyone finds what they think is one of my confessions, I’ll cop to it AND upload it as an addendum to this post. They are steamy. NYC Whisperers have the advantage here.
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