Fly Or Die: Secret

With last week's episode focusing on Whisper, we thought it only fair to take a hard look at its biggest competitor, Secret. Welcome to another episode of Fly or Die.

Doing It For The Likes

We crave approval, but we already knew that. Conventional thinking would suggest we seek digital validation because it means we've impressed people and raised our social status. But what anonymous app

Secret CEO Responds To Cyberbullying Criticism

When it comes to cyberbullying in his anonyous sharing app, Secret co-founder claimed "We don't see very much of that, if any" when we spoke on stage at SXSW. Secret's user might disagree, and through

Fly Or Die: Whisper

Anonymity is all the rage these days, and so we bring our attention to <a href=""

Gillmor Gang: Another Fine Mess

The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor In a world where big planes can be lost without a trace and and drunk-drivers make the biggest headlines at tech conf

Anonymous Social App Secret Confirms $8.6 Million In New Funding

Secret, the anonymous social sharing app popular among the Silicon Valley and tech industry crowd, officially announced today it has raised $8.6 million in outside investment. The round included part

The SXSW Effect, Visualized

During the Interactive portion of this year’s SXSW festival, Secret, an app that lets users post secrets pseudonymously, pressed for attention. The app rolled out a website that tracked Secrets

Shh. Secret Raises $10M At A $50M Valuation

The buzzy new app <a target="_blank" href="">Secret</a> -- which lets people post messages to their circles of contacts without attribution -- has closed a $10 million round of fun

Secrets, Lies And Startup Leaks: Mitigating Tech Company Paranoia In An Age Of Constant Crisis

It’s been an interesting few weeks for Silicon Valley insiders. Secret, the anonymous messaging app, has caused several communication crises for some prominent tech companies, and many more are no d

Tell All App Secret Adds Social Sharing And Nearby Gossip

Secret is hoping to grow bigger and capitalize on SXSW with two new features. Share lets you post any Secret you see to Twitter, Facebook, SMS, or email. Nearby lets you opt in to seeing Secrets share

Secret Adds Subscribe/Unsubscribe Options, Post Flagging, Unlinking And More

Hot anonymous social network Secret has just pushed an update for its app that addresses a number of issues and improves performance. The new version allows users to subscribe or unsubscribe to any Se

Yik Yak Is An Anonymous Messaging App Aimed At College Campuses

What happens when you combine anonymous messaging with college campuses? You get 100,000 users in three months. <a target="_blank" href="">Yik Yak</a> knows all about it.

A Modest Proposal

“Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.” And all seem to be doing it about the new class of apps that rest on the premise of anonymity and/or ephemera

Secret Launches Bug Bounty Program For Hackers Who Find Vulnerabilities In Its App

<a target="_blank" href="">Secret</a>, which has fast become everyone's favorite way to <a href="">share "anonymish" thoughts</a

Secret To Launch A Bug Bounty Program As Soon As Today

Today, for a brief time, a post on the secret sharing app Secret and an image on Twitter caused a twinge in the cockles of every user’s heart. The image appeared to indicate that your email —

My Secret Life

Open the app to see what's new. Check updates that have been posted on the secrets I've commented on first. Click through each of them. Go into the main feed, read down to where I last left off. Scrol

That Secret App Is Becoming Silicon Valley’s New Blind Item

"I work at Evernote and we're about to get acquired... Watch this space" That could be the first big acquisition rumor to have found its way onto Secret, the new "<a target="_blank" href="https://t

Anonymity’s Moment: Secret Is Like Facebook For What You’re Really Thinking

In the mid-90s, it was all about a/s/l. Then a decade later, Facebook conquered the web, becoming the dominant identity provider on the web. Mark Zuckerberg himself once said that having two identitie

What's the secret message on the USB drive?

<img src="" />There were a bunch of USB keys sent out to gaming outlets today, with no return address and only a cryptic message. What co

Dell Ups Laptop HD Capacities to 250GB

In all likelihood, desktops will always be ahead of laptops as far as storage goes. It’s simply a matter of size and power: a desktop can have both in spades, but a laptop needs to be portable a
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