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Gadget Corner:

Web site feeds our simultaneous needs for therapy and voyeurism

 by Megan Irwin
 published on Thursday, February 16, 2006


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Every week thousands of strangers across the country tell Frank Warren their deepest secrets.

No, Warren isn't some advice guru with a relationship column. He's just a dude living in Germantown, Md. who started a blog called Post Secret as a community art project. The idea was that strangers could create post cards revealing their secrets, mail them to Warren and he would post a new batch of the cards every week.

It's a simple concept, but the site http://postsecret.blogspot.com has since sparked a book deal, and so many people now send in their secrets, Warren can't post all of them.

Apparently a lot of people have a lot of painful things to get off their chests.

The post cards range from cynical: "He's falling in love, but I've been planning to break his heart since we met," to hopeful: "I'm single but this is going to be the best Valentine's Day ever."

Scope the site on Sunday's when new secrets are posted.

Reach the reporter at megan.irwin@asu.edu.



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