Online anonymity is a rare luxury in today’s post-Snowden era, and a whole slew of apps and technologies have cropped up to meet the demand. Whisper is among the most prominent, boasting millions of users and billions of page views per month.
Whisper enables users to post anonymous confessions within the app, interact with other users via chat, and vote up or down on trending Whispers. Subject matter can be intensely personal, funny or just chatty. It’s a forum for users to admit the worst thing they’ve ever done to a roommate, or to live-blog a standoff with police.