"We’re in a world where most everything we do is public," says Jerlecki.
This kind of space — which is anonymous, yet personal — doesn’t really exist outside Alcoholics Anonymous.
So Jerlecki built Rumr, an app for i Phone and Android that lets you carry out anonymous group chats with friends.
Rumr hopes to differentiate itself with its slogan, "turn off the lights," a phrase that evokes memories of sleepover parties and summer camp cabins.
But just like in your friend’s basement, where you might speak more freely amongst friends as you gaze upwards at the ceiling, telling who’s who in Rumr isn’t as hard as you think.
When I spoke to him again about it, he did apologise and said he won’t do it again but he then came out with a load of stuff about how unhappy he was in the marriage, that we never spend time together (which is true), but I don’t think it is fair for him to blame me.
My husband is a great father and has always been very hands-on with the children who really love him and I don’t want to end up separated.
Had someone pitched me Snapchat, an app that "let people be themselves with disappearing photos," I might not have seen a use for it beyond sexting.
"I think for something like this, use cases will present themselves as the network evolves," says MG Siegler, a partner at Google Ventures who invested in Secret, Confide, and Rumr.
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