Whisper Systems was an enterprise mobile security company that was acquired by Twitter in November 2011. The company was co-founded by security researcher Moxie Marlinspike and roboticist Stuart Anderson in 2010. Some of Whisper Systems' software was made available under free software licenses after the acquisition, which led to the creation of OpenWhisperSystems. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whisper_Systems (more)
Whisper is a proprietary iOS and Android mobile app available without charge, which says that it allows users to send messages anonymously, and to receive replies. Users post messages which are displayed as text superimposed over an image, similar to greeting cards. The app was launched in March 2012 under the original name Whisper Text by CEO Michael Heyward and Brad Brooks, who is the CEO of mobile messaging service Tiger Text. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whisper_(app)
Yik Yak is an anonymous (Anonymity) Social Media app. It is available for iOS and Android and it allows people anonymously to create and view "Yaks" within a 10 mile radius (HyperLocal). It differs from other anonymous sharing apps such as Post Secret and Whisper Text in that it is intended for sharing primarily with those in proximity to the user, potentially making it more intimate and relevant for people reading the posts. All users have the ability to contribute to the stream by writing, responding, and "voting up" or "voting down" (liking or disliking) yaks. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yik_Yak (more)
Steven Johnson revisits David Gelernter's Mirror Worlds. Gelernter's simulated worlds were going to be mirrors. By comparison, the simulations we have now are fantasy islands... Information about how the hospital connects to the wider city—what Gelernter calls topsight—could be had by Zooming out... "My life, like your life, is a series of events in time, with a past, present, and future," Gelernter says... A fascinating new project called Game Neverending (www.gameneverending.com) may further blur the line between real spaces and game spaces... The idea is to create new ways for information to flow from real space into virtual space. "I could have lieutenants in my cult who are allowed to draft new members," says cocreator Stewart Butterfield. "And one level up, there are cult members who can kick people out. Now, managing that group can take a lot of time, but the social interactions that are involved in that management can take place outside the game."... Somewhere in this mix of tools and interactivity, a true mirror world is brewing. Combine the visual interfaces of SimCity, the up-to-the-minute data of My Neighborhood Statistics, the multiple inroads of Game Neverending, and you'd be able to create a true alternate universe, one that was mapped to real events.
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