Are you familiar with Whisper?
It’s one of those apps that kids-these-days are using. It feels to me like a more instant, less edited version of PostSecret: users submit anonymous confessions, secrets, confidences – whatever they want to share – and other users can browse and respond, also anonymously.
While browsing Whisper, I did what I always do: I looked for my fellow book nerds.
One of the most moving and unexpected aspects of Whisper is that users can respond to any Whisper they choose – and some of the responses were rather heartwarming.
I was expecting the bookish whispers to be funny and a lot of them were, but the overwhelming feeling of the bookish Whispers was loneliness. It broke my heart a little.
I hope all those isolated book lovers looking for a friend make it to here to the Riot someday, so that we can all let them know they’re not alone.