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  • Messaging strangers with Fling
  • Messaging strangers with Fling
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Messaging strangers with Fling

There are 50 billion messages exchanged every day via WhatsApp alone, and there are countless alternative messaging platforms. But what if you wanted to chat with strangers? Fling offers you the opportunity to fire your messages off to 50 people at random.



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    From messaging to social media to a marketplace to browsing the internet, WeChat is the app the does everything. While Western companies and app developers race to unbundle their services into efficient single-purpose apps, WeChat continues to add feature after feature.

  • Article image Social networking in secret

    The growing number of anonymous communication platforms highlights the importance and scale of the desire for privacy online. Anonymity has gained a sense of authenticity and safety – and only by understanding this can brands continue to communicate effectively.

  • Article image 20 Day Stranger: a social experiment in stalking

    On social media, we see what we want to see; it’s a filtered version of the real world. But a new app from MIT’s Playful Systems department aims to change that, letting you intimately share in the life of a stranger for 20 days via regular anonymous social media-esque updates.

  • Article image Backchat: experimenting with anonymity

    Younger generations see anonymity as something that can be surrendered for benefits. Messaging app Backchat initially hides your identity, slowly revealing it as you interact with others.