PostSecret shuts down iPhone App due to abusive posts

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PostSecret shuts down iPhone App due to abusive posts

The PostSecret app has been shut down, but the blog is still alive and well.

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PostSecret)
PostSecret, the popular blog and new-media project that’s long given people a place to share their deepest, darkest thoughts, today announced it has shut down its young iPhone app due to malicious postings.

PostSecret founder Frank Warren, who receives hundreds of postcards and letters from strangers every week and posts about 20 of them on his blog on Sundays, said he’s “pained” by the close of the PostSecret app, which launched in September. But its demise is due in part to its success.

“Although today–the first day after the death of the app–is painful, it
was a wild journey being part of the life of this alternative social
network,” Warren told CNET, also sharing a few heartfelt e-mails from readers distraught over the news. “Anonymous acts of kindness and malice played out in a creative and complex online culture of 2 million shared secrets.”

The PostSecret app let users take photos and upload 140 characters worth of “secret” to the PostSecret mobile community with absolute anonymity. And that anonymity is part of why it reached the top-selling spot in the app store.

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PostSecret shuts down iPhone App due to abusive posts

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