June 13, 2014 - 3:55 PM
OKANAGAN – A Penticton woman has started a web page that makes public many Okanagan residents' deepest, darkest secrets.
Okanagan Confessions attracted more than 3,000 members in its first two weeks and warning—this site is not safe for work. The page's lone administrator, known as Admin, says the only advertising she has done is post the link on a few buy and sell sites. The rest has come from members sharing the page with their friends.
“I guess people like it because anybody could be posting since it's anonymous,” she says. “It could be your mom, your teacher, your friends, your coworkers. People love gossip trash.”
Admin isn’t just the creator of the page, she also posts her own secrets from time to time. She does it, she says, to both gauge public reaction to thoughts she wouldn't normally share as well as for the therapeutic benefit.
“It feels like a release,” she says. “It’s like a weight off your chest.”
With hundreds of posts every day, Admin says her biggest chore is keeping the page from turning too negative.
“I didn’t want it to be a hate thing,” she says. “I wanted it to be just pure entertainment. Some posts are stupid, some of them are funny and some are just disturbing. If I don’t like (the comment), it doesn’t go on. It’s supposed to be fun.”
Although the page’s main function is to entertain, Admin says it does have some potential to help people in their daily lives.
“After reading the page for a while, you’ll definitely feel a lot better about yourself,” she says.
You can post your own secret anonymously to Okanagan Confessions.
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