'The World Of PostSecret' Reveals What Lurks In The Hearts Of Man

November 14, 2014 1:42 PM

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'The World Of PostSecret' Reveals What Lurks In The Hearts Of Man

PostSecret, a blog sharing anonymous postcards emblazoned with the senders' secrets, was the original, analog Whisper -- and a form of Whisper incapable of tracking users via digital trickery, an accusation that has been leveled at the secret-sharing app. In an age when it's becoming clear how difficult it is to maintain our privacy, especially in the online world where we increasingly spend our time, the old-fashioned anonymity of PostSecret seems all the more appealing. Hackers and unscrupulous corporations may be able to crack our passwords and leak our apparently hidden personal info, but who can reveal the sender of an unsigned postcard?

There's no better time, then, for a new book from Frank Warren, the creator of PostSecret. The World of PostSecret collects hundreds of postcard secrets -- and a glimpse into PostSecret's own brief dalliance with having an app. "Anonymity," Warren said, "worked on the PostSecret website but proved t...

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