By Wayne Denner
Lindsay Lohan fans reading this blog post might just remember the term “Burn Book” from the film ‘Mean Girls’ in which the ultra ‘popular girls’ used the book to start rumours, stories and gossip about their high school peers. Well it seems the concept is now no longer just in the movies but has emerged digitally as a new Smartphone App available for IOS and Android devices.
Burnbook has hit the headlines recently in the US, where parents and teachers are expressing outrage over this new anonymous social networking app, that they say is designed to encourage cyber bullying and is bringing ‘threats of violence to their schools’ (Mashable).
So how does the App work?
Basically once you have installed the app you can search for ‘communities’, ie schools near your location. Once you have found a community and join, you can then post anything, on any topic, within the community. According to Burnbook these can be anything from ‘jokes, fails, wins, sightings, shout outs, revelations, proclamations and confessions — they all happen on Burnbook. Together, we can keep a secret’.
Founder and CEO, 23 year old Jonathan Lucas, said the app’s intent …read more
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