What are you hiding from today?
If you don't know what Sarahah is, then welcome to the 21st century. No, we don't have flying cars, yet.
If you know what Sarahah is, then I offer you my condolences. For several months, I had to scroll through my Newsfeed at God-speed, in order to find posts that actually matter.
Sarahah is an entertainment website-turned-app created by Saudi Arabian developer Zain al-Abidin Tawfiq. It operates as a low-key social network where you can post on each other's accounts, anonymously. Tawfiq wanted the space to be a hub of positivity. Even though most people want to be honest, the fear of visible digital footprints restricts them. It became a high-rated app across several countries, amassing a user base of over 85 million.
I could never bring myself to make an account. Though, I will admit that I came very close. Somehow, I never saw the point of it. The greater majority of messages could be categorized as: a) thirst texts, b) appreciation posts, c) aggressive hate.
For a: If you really want badly written love poems from strangers, just take a trip into your Others folder. Only a supremely intelligent human being would profess their undying-Laila-Majnu-level love anonymously (!!!) Boo, get a grip.
For b: WHY CAN YOU NOT APPRECIATE SOMEBODY FACE-TO-FACE?! I want to know which police force is booking civilians for paying compliments. You don't need a third-party app to tell me my nose has a nice shape. I mean, come on!
For c: Haters are cowards. They thrive on anonymity. Which is why you make an app for it to be easier for them to spread hatred (?????) Am I dumb, or does this make absolutely no sense?