Thursday, May 1, 2008
I've known about post secret for quite some time and am always surprised with how popular it continues to be. I think that a lot of the popularity stems from the fact that anyone can submit a postcard and it is completely anonymous. In our technology culture, anonymity can almost always exist. People can use pseudonyms so that other people do not know who they are. Because of this, we tend to be less open in real life because we are used to having our voice heard while still being invisible. Post Secret satisfies all the needs of the modern day user. What I find even more interesting is that Facebook has added the Bumper Sticker application (which I find myself spending too much time sifting through), which has statements similar to those on Post Secret. The only difference is that either you post it to your own profile, which links it to you, or a friend can send you a bumper sticker. People are using these as a way to identify themselves to the Facebook sphere.
Posted by Sara Barrantes at 1:16 PM