Founder In Focus: Michael Heyward Of Whisper

  • April 23, 2014

Over 3 billion page views a month. Man, who knew that we had so many secrets to share or that we would have such keen interest in hearing what we’re all afraid to say publicly? Michael Heyward, that’s who. Heyward is the Co-founder of Whisper, the mobile app that lets users post anonymously. Whispers, as…


Friday Top 10 Tech Reflections

  • February 28, 2014

Our patience is short, our memory is short, and our time even shorter. The startup hustle makes it impossible to absorb all the great stories, industry news, tips and advice directed our way. Shouldn’t there always be a second chance? Some new companies are too promising to miss, some people so inspiring…


Secret: Wait What… Social Media Without Self-Aggrandizement?

  • February 25, 2014

Most of the material we write about social media apps centers on how crucial they are for creating a brand for yourself. There’s no doubt that branding is and should be a priority for people in practically every industry but are we limiting ourselves by tying personal branding and identity with social…

More – Time To Confess Everything

  • August 17, 2011

RawConfessions.comWe all have a secret or two we keep deep inside, and that we wouldn’t even think of confessing to the people who know us best. There are things nobody reveals, not even to the one he deems as his soul mate, or even to his spouse. And the fact remains the burden of such secrets can easily end up affecting both us and our loved ones. The right thing to do is to let them out somehow. And that is exactly what this new website has been created for. It is named Raw Confessions, and it basically lets people reveal their innermost secrets, in a completely anonymous way. These are posted on the site for others to add their own insight by leaving comments and ratings; these can go from 1 to 5.

And people can also rate the tone of the confession itself – everything from “Funny”, “Sad”, “Lame” and “Hot” to “Disgusting”, “Disturbing” and “Inspirational” is allowed.

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More – Save What You Want To Say

  • July 10, 2011

TellInFuture.comWho knows where we will be tomorrow? If there is something we badly want to say to a person, it is only best we should take some steps for ensuring such a thing will be expressed in one way or the other. And that is where a service like TellInFuture comes in. This new website allows us to type down messages that will become publicly visible when a certain date arrives, and not before.

Using this service is as simple as submitting the words you want to have consigned into this kind of online time capsule, and then receiving a unique URL in return. This URL is what you will send to the ones you want to read the message when the time comes. And the message will only become visible then – the people you send the URL to will not be able to see anything until that time arrives.

The uses a service like this one can have are obviously down to each user. Some will resort to it to reveal secrets, others to leave messages of encouragement for relatives after they have passed away… these are all valid uses, and the site lends to them perfectly well. It would have been better to have at least some different text options and to be able to attach files to these messages one types, but you can’t always have everything, can you?

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More – Keep Secrets On Your Android

  • December 6, 2010

Loky.meAn app that is available only for those who have an Android, Loky is a truly interesting way to have secret information stored on your phone, and ensure nobody else but you will access it.

Basically, what Loky does is to lock the contacts, messages and files that you specify in a Pin-code protected locker.

An application like this one is really great if only because we all carry files on our mobiles that we would rather have consigned to the bottom of a bank vault. It happens to every single one of us. And now, thanks to an app like Loky such data can be carried in as much of a secret and private way as we all would like to.

Loky is also a really secretive app in the sense that it can hide the SMSes that any of your private contacts sends you, and have them displayed outside of your regular messaging app. And if someone comes around when you are reading them, you can shake your mobile for Loky to be closed. So, your privacy is being covered in as many ways as possible.

And yes, I know what you are thinking: When is a version of this coming to my iPhone? Well, it turns out that support for iPhones, Blackberries and Windows phones is underway.

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More – Send Anonymous Tweets

  • November 10, 2010

MysTwt.comMysTwt is a new service that makes for anonymous tweeting. Using it, you will be able to send tweets to your friends without having to disclose your identity – the tweets that they are to receive will come either from or @mystwt_ or @_mystwt.

The ones who have built MysTwt explain they did it because they wanted to give people a tool that could be used for recommending things to each other without having to stay in the middle. For example, the person who has created a blog might be a little reluctant to recommend it directly to others. Using something like MysTwt, he will be able to point people to the blog without looking self-aggrandizing. Of course, people will eventually realize that the blog belongs to him, and then they might be able to put two and two together. But that is a different matter. MysTwt is used just for bringing what you want to advertise to the attention of the other person.

And there is no need to tell you that if you want to get mischievous, then MysTwt will also let you do it in a grand way… Anonymous messaging systems are always characterized by that. MysTwt is no exception.

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More – Share Your Secrets With Everybody

  • June 10, 2010

BeatMySecret.comEverybody loves secrets. Everybody loves when a friend takes him as a confidant and places his full trust on him.

Also, the feeling of power that derives from knowing other person’s innermost secrets plays a role that we should not overlook.

That brings me to this site. Named Beat My Secret, it has been devised for people to tell their secrets to the world at large, in an entirely anonymous way. Once a secret has been posted, others can comment on it and also cast a vote and rate it as either a “Bad secret” or a “Good secret”.

Secrets are browseable by category, and seven are featured so far: “Health”, “Kids”, “Money”, “Love”, “Sex” and “Work”. The seventh (and final) category is the one named “Miscellanea”.

Membership to the site comes at no cost, and creating an actual account is accomplished in a mere couple of minutes. Once the process has been dealt with, you can start posting your own secrets, and interacting with other site users to the full.

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More – A Way To Send Secret Messages

  • April 28, 2010

BccThis.comQuite an interesting service, BccThis creates a sot of layer on top of email, micro-blogging sites and social networks that is meant to provide just anybody with a more comprehensive and (above all) contextualized messaging experience. In practice, if you use this platform you will be allowed to send secret messages to people within any group.

There is nothing “mysterious” about doing so, and such a service can be put to professional uses. Think of it as a tool that lets you make some messages invisible to some recipients and you will hit the nail right on the head.

So far, Gmail and Outlook are the two only email services that are supported. The one micro-messaging platform that is supported is Twitter, and the one mobile phone that is supported (as of the time of writing this) is BlackBerry.

I think we all agree that very often private conversations stem from what is said on public streams. This site will let you keep carrying the dialogue where it started, and keep everything as private as you feel it is reasonable.

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More – Ensure Your Mobile Is Safe At All Times

  • April 7, 2010

SafeBox.mobiAre you worried about the safety of your mobile, either for personal or professional reasons? If that happens to be the case, this is a site that you might like to check out. In a nutshell, a privacy tool for your mobile is provided here.

Some of the things that you can achieve through it include sending and receiving private SMS and having a secret list of contacts that only you will be able to visualize.

In a certain sense, SafeBox could be compared with a secret space that is inside your mobile and that is only accessible by you. It wouldn’t become visible to prying eyes under no circumstances, not even if the phone got lost.

This secret space can also be used to store sensitive data such as passwords and credit card numbers, IE information that you wouldn’t keep on your mobile for safety reasons. However, I think we have to concede that if we were assured such information is irretrievable to others then we would gladly store it there. After all, is there anything that we keep more close at hand through the day than our mobiles?

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More – Know What Is Best For You To Eat

  • September 29, 2009

TwoFoods.comWhen it comes to finding nutritional information you can crawl the Internet for hours on end, and you will discover many websites that were solely created to provide users with detailed data about a variety of meals. This is quite a convenient service, isn’t it?

One of the best things about this site is the fact that it gets data from Platform. in order to deliver accurate results you will find truly useful. Twofoods gives you the chance to make an instant comparison between the nutritional data of different meals in a very simple way. In essence, this is a good way to know what would be more convenient for you to eat depending on your nutritional requirements.

The site is simple to navigate – it gives you the chance to enter the name of different items to see which food is the one that suits your health goals. Imagine that you want to compare a McDonald’s Big Mac with a Greek Salad or a Subway melt but you do not know how to do that. This will be the right solution for you to do it right away.

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More – For All Your Confessional Needs

  • April 10, 2009

TruuConfessions.comDo you wish there were something akin to an anonymous micro-blogging platform where you could rant and rave about anything that is weighing you down? If you do, then it is quite likely you will appreciate this new service. Truuconfessions is a platform aimed at women, and it lets them get anything off their chests without disclosing who they are.

The foundations for this site where set down two years earlier, actually, in the form of a site named True Mom Confessions. That site became so popular that other categories besides moms were eventually added, culminating in this relaunch under the TruuConfessions moniker.

These categories include “Single/dating”, “Bride” and “Wife”. Furthermore, categories like “Office” are featured along with a “Military Wives” section. As you can see, a lot of ground is covered, and women in different stages of life are fully accounted for.

On the whole, the site has the potential to become the one-stop for confessional needs on the Web as far as women are concerned. If you are one and ever need a shoulder to cry on, or even a punching bag, you know you can count on it.

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More – Customized Mystery Shopping

  • July 29, 2008

ATopShop.comDo you own a business? Do you want to increase your customer service? If you do, is the site you should check out.

At they claim to be specialists in mystery shopping; they hire independent contractors to visit your business and report back specific details about how your business is working and how you can improve your customer service. On the site you will be able to learn more about this innovative service and how you can get in touch with the professionals. Since the service is customized, A Top Shop will develop tailored reports for each business. On the left-hand side of the home page you will find the links you will need to check out if you want to know more about and the services it provides. Some of the links will show you the benefits of customized mystery shopping, the services, the FAQs, and more. You will even be able to apply online and become a secret shopper.

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More – Top Secret Information

  • July 22, 2008

EspionageInfo.comBefore you click this link you should bear in mind you are about to access pages that have been source of confidential information to renowned, secret detective characters, such as James Bond, Hercules Poirot, and Sherlock Holmes. However, just for today we will let you in. is the home of an Encyclopedia of Espionage, Intelligence, and Security, which provide visitors with an incredible amount of information that is catalogued as top secret. At the homepage all you will find are two features: the Espionage search engine; and a long list of alphabetically ordered words. Although at first it will seem that this is just another common search engine with the mask of a secret agent, you’ll discover that it offers an article for each word at the homepage. Just copy words or phrases like Plutonium and Uranium, Bathymetric Maps, or Counter-Terrorism Rewards Program on the search engine’s field and you’ll access unique information about it.

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More – The Law Of Attraction

  • July 17, 2008

TheMastersOfTheSecret.comThe Maters of the Secret with Bill Harris is an online free course that reveals the most powerful concepts and practical information about how to implement The Secret in your life, and how to get all the benefits right now. Jack Canfield, Lisa Nichols, and others will be joining Bill Harris to introduce you to the transformational power of The Secret.

The same people who you have seen in the movies will be your teachers. You can register using the easy one-step form located at the bottom of the homepage. This course regularly goes for $79.95, but because he believes so strongly in getting more people to master The Law of Attraction, he is willing to pass this information on to as many people as he can absolutely free but for a limited time. By registering you will enjoy eight weekly lessons, each featuring an unedited, spontaneous conversation between Bill Harris and one of his Secret co-stars as they show you exactly how to apply this law to your life.

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More – Guide To The Hermetic Library

  • July 17, 2008

Hermetic.comThe word Hermetic is an adjective and it means to be tightly sealed and airtight. You are currently reading a website review that is on Hermetic.

com, meaning that all the information found in the website has not been tampered with. The website contains loads of information on the ancient Greek culture and beliefs. There are many ancient Greek symbols that are dealt with on this website and the beliefs of many ancient Greek philosophers are published on here. Hermes Trismegistus is an ancient Greek man or god, who supposedly invented a magical seal for all Greeks. There are many seals on this website that are studied and are revealed as well. If you’re interested in information on the ancient Greek culture and beliefs, then this website will probably contain all the information that you were looking for. Log on now and find out all the deep secrets that were revealed through ancient Greek seals.

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More – What to do When You’re Alone with TP

  • July 17, 2008

aRtintimity.comThere’s probably no where you’re most alone than in the privacy of a toilet stall, or so goes the theory behind the oddly named new startup, aRtintimity. aRtintimity offers a new take on the PostSecret phenomenon and that new take involves toilet paper.

Seriously. So, if you happen to be alone in a stall, you might as well take a moment to draw your thoughts together, scrawl something poetic on the toilet paper beside you, kindly take a picture of it, and, finally, when you’ve got the chance, email it to aRtintimity. You’ll feel relieved. This is all free, of course. If you don’t feel like sharing your secrets on toilet paper, feel free to browse the thoughts of those who did in aRtintimity’s archives. Or wait for the personalized line of toilet paper that’s coming soon.

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More – Get Paid To Shop

  • July 16, 2008

ISecretShopper.comShopping and eating must be two of the best thing in life. Getting paid for doing the mentioned activities must be even better, don’t you think? If you do, ISecretShopper.

com is the site you definitely need to check out. It seems like the site offers you the opportunity of finding secret shopper jobs. On the home page you will find a big link telling you that you could be paid to shop and eat at restaurants as well as to work from home. If you think that could be a good idea, click on Sign Up and begin your search. On the main page you will also be able to check out what the companies that use secret shoppers are. Some of them are: Nokia, H & M, Puma, Sony, and Abercrombie & Fitch, among many others. It seems like all you need to do is to go to the stores posing as a customer, evaluate the service, and fill out a form. Visit for more information.

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More – Freemasonry Resource

  • June 18, 2008

Freemasons-Freemasonry.comFreemasonry is a fraternal organization that arose from obscure origins in the late 16th to early 17th century.This organization is an esoteric society although only certain aspects are now kept private.

Freemasons in this century claim that it is not longer a secret society as many think but one that has certain private matters that remain known only to its members. Most modern Freemasons regard the traditional concern over secrecy as a way to demonstrate their ability to keep a promise, and an interest over the privacy of their own affairs. Freemason lodge meetings, like those of many other social and professional associations, are private sessions which are open only to members. The private aspects of modern Freemasonry deal with the ways of recognition amongst members and elements within the ritual. Freemasons are proud of their heritage and are perfectly content in sharing it with the general public. To this end, they often offer spokesmen, briefings for the media, and provide talks to interested groups when asked. On this site non-masons with an interest in this ancient organization can find the most relevant information on Freemasonry including history, roles, rituals, laws, and more.

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More – Find Out Your Crush’s Crush

  • June 16, 2008

SecretCrushFinder.comAre you secretly in love with someone? Do you want to know who your crush has a thing for? How will you ever find out without letting them know that you want the 411 on who they dig? Thanks to Secret Crush Search, you’ll be able to find out who your secret crush has a crush on. The service is totally free of charge so there’s no harm in trying it out.

All you need to do is enter your crush’s name and cell phone number and the system will search the databases and provide you with up to five names of the people your secret love likes. If the person you like isn’t in the database they’ll receive an anonymous text message letting them know that someone has a crush on them. They’ll be prompted to visit the site and enter the names of the people they like. After this is done you’ll be able to go back to the site and see the information they’ve entered. Maybe one of those names is you, and you’ll be able to let them know how you feel. They’ll never know who you are so give it a try. You’ll find out their love secrets and have a laugh in the process.

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