Student confession sites go viral

2013-05-31 14:06
UCT confessions page (Facebook)

UCT confessions page (Facebook)

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Cape Town - Anonymous Facebook confession sites are going viral as thousands of university students confess their most intimate thoughts.

The craze started with the Facebook page UCT Confessions, which allows students to post messages anonymously using a code via Google.

UCT Confessions has amassed over 10 000 Facebook likes in just over a week.

The site guarantees it will publish confessions on its page. "Submit your confessions or stories. Nothing you submit will be traced back to you," it states.

UCT confession 1043 reads “I’ve had a crush on the same girl since my 1st year. 4 years on and I’m so deep in the friend zone, I don’t think I can get out”

Confession 929 was more controversial: “I think I have kissed just as many girls as I have guys…”.

Many are inappropriate for publication, and concerns have been raised that the nature of the confessions may damage the reputation of the university.

According to the Cape Argus, the creators want to remain anonymous, but said they wanted a platform where students could be heard anonymously: “Not everyone wants to associate themselves with their opinion”.

Three other university confession sites have subsequently been created, with Rhodes Confessions, UWC Confessions, and Shit Maties Say each having more than 1 000 Facebook likes.
- News24
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