Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Can't stand your friends? Rumr lets you chat with them anonymously




James Jerlecki can’t tell me exactly how his new app is going to be useful, but he thinks teens are gonna love it.
"My sister is a teacher and works a lot with teens," he says, "and they want her to respect them, but they are afraid about what they share." Jerlecki’s sister wishes there were an open forum where students could share thoughts and ask questions about things like drugs, sex, and "the popular kids" without worrying about their reputations.
This kind of space — which is anonymous, yet personal — doesn’t really exist outside Alcoholics Anonymous. So Jerlecki built Rumr, an app for iPhone and Android that lets you carry out anonymous group chats with friends. The idea sounds like an oxymoron, but is more nuanced than...
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