It might seem like the days of blind dating are over because the social networks available today displays your profile for the world to see. And when you don’t upload any pictures of them, you look suspicious. If you often find it hard to express your opinion online because you’re protecting your reputation, you don’t have to anymore. There are still apps out there that can give you the chance to express yourself anonymously.
Now, these sites are not totally safe because some criminals can take advantage of them. It’s advised to tread with caution when communicating with people online more so, people you cannot see their face.
However, if the idea of sharing something online without worrying about what other people will think of you sounds interesting, here are some social apps you might want to check out.
Whisper lets you choose from one of their many photos and add text overlay of a confession or comment you want to put out there namelessly. You can even privately message other users you want to connect with, all while keeping your identity (and theirs) totally secret. You can find Whisper in your Android play store or iTunes store.
After School – Social Networking Apps
After School is for the kids who aren’t quite there yet. The app lets teens anonymously post anything to their school’s private message board. Since users are so young, the app maintains a zero-tolerance rate for cyberbullying and incorporates a feature that lets kids chat with experts about school-related problems or anything that might be causing them stress. Compatible with iPhones.
Anomo is an interesting social networking app that starts you off completely anonymous, and then gives you total choice and control to reveal certain pieces of yourself to the people you interact with. Its location-based functionality lets you chat with people nearby, or you can use the “Mingle” feature to find people based on similar interests you have. You can also chat one-on-one privately, and play fun icebreaker games if you decide you want to tell people more about yourself. Compatible with iPhone and Android devices.
- Psst! Anonymous
The name says it all. This app is all about helping people come together to have interesting conversations without being attached to a name, photo or any other personal information. You can freely and openly share news, opinions, secrets, confessionals, daily life experiences, photos and funny jokes with a huge community. You can alternatively privately message or text people as well, without sharing who you are. Anything you post to the community disappears after 48 hours, similar to Snapchat. Compatible with Android devices.
PARENTAL WARNING: When people have the option to hide behind a screen and let loose, things can get out of hand. Many apps have had to deal with serious instances involving child predators, cyberbullying, threats, stalking and other scary stuff. Use these apps with caution, and report anything you think could be considered harmful or abusive. Always educate yourself and children on the dangers of online child predators. Learn how to monitor your child’s activities online (on smartphones, too!), block access to websites or disable a webcam if you are concerned about your child having access to these and other similar sites