Twitter isn’t for everyone. In fact, I have many friends who ask me “Aren’t you self-conscious about what you post? The whole world can see what you’re saying!” Yes, sometimes there is that thought in my head. “Am I going to feel the same way about this in a few months?” But to me it doesn’t matter. In the realm of continuous data and information, an opinion I have today will be just as relevant as one I had four years ago. I’m more concerned about connecting, adsorbing, and living through the information put out by my peers.
Consequently, a developer by the name Hazem Sayed in California felt the same way, but with a more private state of mind like my friends. His brainchild, Vibe, is the solution to many digital users’ problem: sharing a voice that is truly anonymous. The constant need to share, which by no means is negative, comes with responsibility: you’ve got to put your name out there. Vibe aims to replace that anchor, making information free flowing, untraceable, but always attainable.
Once opened, the only form of information Vibe asks you to provide is your current location. This allows you to tap into local “vibes” as well as use a slider to view vibes within a certain radius. If there isn’t a “vibe” in your area that you’d like to respond to, you can make your own. With different time-based levels of sharing, your message can be heard as loudly, or as softly, as you like.
A whisper will stay live for 15 minutes.
A speak will stay live for 1 hour.
A shout will stay live for 1 day.
And a yell will stay live for 10 days.
Want to share your voice anonymously? Vibe is free and available for the iPhone, iPad, and Android. You can check it out in the iTunes store.
They're also on Twitter at @Vibeapp so you can stay up to date on new development and features.