PostSecret, an iPhone app, was developed by Frank Warren almost four months back. The app helped users to post and share their deep and dark secrets through their iPhone. Since the app allowed the uploading of any sort of content anonymously, some evil-minded people got the liberty to take undue advantage of the platform. Many users started posting gruesome and pornographic content; therefore, Frank had to shut the app down.
Although the app had secured a top position in the iTunes AppStore and was among the best sellers, it was shut down as it was being used. There were more than 2 million secrets posted by people and a majority of the content was indecent. Since the app had been designed in a way that added to the anonymity, it became difficult to do away with users who had wrong intentions. Alas! Because of these mischievous users, PhoneSecret has now been shut down.
“I was contacted by law enforcement about bad content on the App. Threats were made against users, moderators and my family… As much as we tried, we were unable to maintain a bully-free environment,” Warren wrote.
There were 30,000 submissions of fresh stories each day. PostSecret was not just a place where users shared secrets, they also made new connections to get some relief from their failed relationships and other perturbing issues in their life.
Warren further added: “The reason the PostSecret app failed was because we did not properly empower the 99 percent of users who were directly responsible for all the positive stories that came from the app.”
[iframe width=”420″ height=”315″ src=”http://www.youtube.com/embed/D6Rq0vgXshE” frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen]