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01-02-2012, 02:19 PM #1
PostSecret Creator Removes iOS App In Response to Unrelenting Trolls
PostSecret App Trailer released earlier this year.
PostSecret founder Frank Warren announced today that after three months he is pulling the popular iOS app.
“Bad content caused users to complain to me, Apple and the FBI. 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. Weeks ago I had to remove the App from my daughter’s phone,” — Warren in a blog post today.
"99% of the secrets created were in the spirit of PostSecret. Unfortunately, the scale of secrets was so large that even 1% of bad content was overwhelming for our dedicated team of volunteer moderators who worked 24 hours a day 7 days a week removing content that was not just pornographic but also gruesome and at times threatening," — Warren.
Sources: PostSecret [via iPhoneHacks]
01-02-2012, 02:29 PM #2
sad... why would you waste 1.99 to troll
01-02-2012, 02:59 PM #3
01-02-2012, 03:16 PM #4
This sounds like a real life gossip girl app.
01-02-2012, 03:19 PM #5
If my post was good, click the button in my post
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01-02-2012, 03:34 PM #6
Never had heard of this app....just checked it out, it seems really interesting and entertaining, as you can still view old posts. Anyone know of any good alternatives?El Zurdo
01-02-2012, 03:51 PM #7
Nice trailer. The dog bit choked me up a bit.
Good concept, probably well implemented, I don't want to use it. Too bad it's being pulled, seems like it would help people that want to vent.
01-02-2012, 03:58 PM #8
About the stuff in the video, I'm pretty sure you're supposed to get counseling from someone (professional or not) for most of that stuff. Using that app the way it's used in the video is almost as useless as trolling. The app concept actually kind of disturbs me.
I like the top comment though xD
01-02-2012, 05:58 PM #9
01-02-2012, 06:45 PM #10
So is the maker going to refund the 1.99 to every one that bought the app? They paid for a service no longer available.... seems like a big scam to me.
So MMi still hasn't fixed the issue with not being able to see all the comments after you post one? Any who..... just watched the vid. I think it's funny as hell and wish I would of been on board (never even heard of the app until this thread) I would of loved to go in and respond to some of the (most likely) very twisted people using that app. Oh well, guess I have to pay better attention.
Last edited by rkswat; 01-02-2012 at 06:52 PM.
01-02-2012, 07:00 PM #11
01-02-2012, 08:22 PM #12
-___- so that's why i couldn't find the app yesterday... STUPID TROLLS. I only heard about the app yesterday (stupid i know) and now i cant use it!!
01-03-2012, 12:04 PM #13
why did they filter it anyways... isnt the whole idea to vent out anyways..
01-03-2012, 01:12 PM #14