There’s been a lot of hype – in tech circles at least – around anonymous sharing apps like Secret and Whisper over the last year. Now it seems Facebook may be joining the party. The New York Times reported yesterday on the social network’s work on a “stand-alone mobile application that allows users to interact inside of it without having to use their real names”. Yes, if you’re wondering, the sources on this are thoroughly anonymous. The NYT suggested that the app will launch in the coming weeks as a way “to allow Facebook users to use multiple pseudonyms to openly discuss the different things they talk about on the Internet; topics of discussion which they may not be comfortable connecting to their real names”. Watch for the controversy though: cyberbullying is one major issue associated with anonymous apps, for example.

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