WHISPER IS A social network that lets people share secrets anonymously.
It was launched two years ago, but has been really taking off in the last year. It’s now a big enough deal that it has drawn up contracts with a US TV network.
In case you’re not familiar with it: Anyone with the app can post secrets in the form of images and text, and see the secrets other people have posted. You can also reply to other people’s secrets.
Users can search by keyword, theme, or location – so you can see what people near you are sharing.
Some Irish users’ secrets are totally mundane
Others are eye-opening.
Many are intimate
People are posting about their sexuality
Their biggest life experiences
Their oddest dreams
Their sex lives.
And their no-sex lives.
And even their loneliness
Sometimes people just share stories
Sometimes people simply want company
And sometimes, whatever they post, they get very Irish replies.