Secret and Whisper, look out: Facebook is reportedly going after anonymity

I’m not sure how I feel about Facebook trying to rival the anonymous social apps. I think that goes against the traditional use for facebook’s creation. But that might just be me! I know facebook is a business, but why do they need to out do / buy all other types of apps? I am almost positive they are doing alright on there own!

Gigaom

According to a new report in the New York Times, Facebook is building an anonymous social app. The app will allow people to create multiple different pseudonyms and “interact” with each other. Users can connect over topics.

The details, provided to reporter Mike Isaac by two unidentified sources, are fuzzy. It’s not clear whether the app is meant to compete with Secret and Whisper, focusing on “broadcasted” posts, or whether it’s purely a messaging app. We don’t know whether the app would connect with the Facebook application itself. We don’t know whether image sharing will have a role, or whether your friend connections will appear à la Secret.

Basically, we don’t know much. But the simple fact that [company]Facebook[/company] is exploring anonymity should make Whisper, Secret, Yik Yak, Reddit, and their ilk at least a little nervous. According to the report, Facebook has been working on this product for a year — no…

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