Tweet Your Sins Away with SecretTweet
At the time of this writing there are 13,758 followers of the secrettweet Twitter stream, meaning there appear to be plenty of people willing to watch as people publicly confess their secrets. Some of the secrets recently posted to the stream are:
- 24791 I love my husband and life, but something devient in my core compells me to look outside my marriage for happiness
- 24728 I got fired from my first job for having sex at work w/my manager. The GM caught us. He just got transferred to another office.
- 24916 I am a paramedic in a low income area. I feel that some of my patients are better off dead, however that not my decision to make
Users can comment to posts by tweeting in the following format: "@secrettweet 24928 your reply here." There's also a form on the site, but those are posted only to the site and not to the Twitter stream.
The site has recently begun accepting advertising. According to a recent blog post:
I think I need to explain myself. Let me start by making it clear that without some sort of funding, SecretTweet.com and Twitter.com/SecretTweet will cease to exist VERY quickly. The site has grown to a size that now requires more time than I alone can devote without ANY monetary return. So, I’ve decided there are three options and I’m going to let you guys decide (or possibly propose your own solution via email).With the amount of traffic the site receives (around 100,000 unique visitors monthly), you'd think advertising would work decently. But according to Smith, he's not necessarily looking to make a profit:
"I’m taking a loss, and will continue to as long as I find personal reward and happiness with the project."