My new microwhistleblower site,
May 28, 2014 9:55 AM   Subscribe

My new microwhistleblower site,
Tattle is a microwhistleblowing app; anonymous messaging geolocated to your neighborhood. It's very new and beta.

Not every whistleblower is international news. For every Edward Snowden there are millions of people who have information they want to share anonymously with those near them. It could be complaints about the company they work for, opinions about restaurants, inside information about local politics, and so on.

People (in the US, at least) have the right to express their opinion with John Doe anonymity. This is a way of exercising of that right. is an anonymous localized messaging system. It consists of short text messages (like Twitter), anonymity (like 4chan), and user-moderation (like Reddit).
There are no logins or usernames on Tattle. The system doesn't store IP addresses (not even a hash), and messages are deleted after four days.

What am I asking from mefi? Please post a message on Tattle, and vote on some of the other posts you see. Please tell me what you think about the service, and how I can evangelize this idea.
Role: project creator, programmer and designer
posted by Cosmo7 (3 comments total)

I'm caught in a loop accepting T&C's that don't really exist in a pop up box. I keep clicking accept, and it keeps coming back. Chrome 34 on a MacBook Pro.
posted by COD at 12:06 PM on May 28, 2014

Neat idea! I hope your sort algorithm takes into account not just the geolocation of the poster but also the geolocation of the upvotes!
posted by toomuchpete at 12:47 PM on May 28, 2014

It's an interesting idea, but having upvotes frankly freaks me out. That seems like a vector for the worst kind of malicious gossip and bullying. Snowden was listened to because he produced hard, irrefutable evidence of things people didn't want to hear.
posted by drjimmy11 at 1:50 PM on May 28, 2014

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