textgasm: share your secrets in 140 characters or less
June 16, 2008 10:17 PM   Subscribe

textgasm: share your secrets in 140 characters or less
as mat honan put it: twitter + postsecret + reddit = textgasm. share your secrets anonymously and comment and vote on others' secrets as well. @textgasm on twitter allows you to keep track of new secrets and submit your own secrets via direct message.

the site went live last month, but the integrated twitter functionality (posting a secret via a direct message) was added, well, just a few minutes ago. I plan on adding search to the site and possibly tags for each secret. feel free to leave suggestions as to how I can improve textgasm. all input is appreciated!
posted by register (4 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

Allowing comments is dangerous: if someone puts up a secret that they've really been struggling with and someone responds with a snarky comment, that can be pretty crushing to the poster. This is a place in which trolls can really do some damage. Sites in this genre, like Postsecret and grouphug.us, generally don't allow comments.
posted by Grimp0teuthis at 5:57 AM on June 17, 2008

Grimp0teuthis: comments can be disabled on the share a secret page for that reason. surprisingly, the vast majority choose to enable comments.
posted by register at 12:43 PM on June 17, 2008

Isn't this just a rehash of grouphug.us?
posted by banannafish at 2:31 PM on June 17, 2008

banannafish: textgasm definitely overlaps with grouphug. when I coded the site, I hadn't heard of grouphug, nerve dating confessions, lowbrow, or wefeelfine — all of which were brought to my attention after the fact. textgasm is different from each of those sites, though, with its combination of character limitation, voting, and secrets being open to comments.
posted by register at 2:57 PM on June 17, 2008

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