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Bullies Shut Down iPhone App For PostSecret (Video) | Death Threats Toward Users

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Bullies Shut Down iPhone App For PostSecret (Video) | Death Threats Toward Users

Late last year, PostSecret launched it’s iPhone App and over the past 4 months it quickly became the number #1 due to over 30,000 secrets being submitted daily.

However, due to an overwhelming number of death threats and objectionable content, the company has decided to pull the app for now. Here’s the trailer for the now-defunct iPhone app.

I personally never used PostSecret when it started because I was too damn lazy to mail anything out, but I’m a huge fan of the blog and the concept. When the creators came to lecture at my university a few years ago, I was amazed by the brutally honest submissions.

It turns out that the Staff was getting only about 1% objectionable content (pornography, pranks, cyber-bullying) but that number was about 300 a day. After some content was reported to the FBI, the creators had no choice but to shut it down.

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