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Sarahah – The New Buzz In Town

Sarahah has been the top app on Apple’s App Store since July 17, says app research firm App Annie, and has been the iPhone’s top app by downloads in 25 countries.

So, why is Sarahah so popular? Here are four things you should know about it:

1. Anyone Can Leave You Feedback — If You Let Them

The core of Sarahah is the ability to leave “constructive feedback” to users. You can find people by using the app’s search feature. If you prefer reading comments from anyone, it’s set by default in the app. But you can limit this to only people who have a Sarahah account. Users can also remove themselves from search and choose to to share a web link (example: username.sarahah.com) with the people they want to receive anonymous messages.

2. You Don’t Really Follow Users On Sarahah

The app logs comments you have received, sent and favorited. That’s the closest you get to a “follow” option if you want to continue sending feedback to a user. Currently, there’s no way to respond to a message, but according to Sarahah’s website, they are “studying this option.”

3. Some Have Compared It To Ask.fm And Formspring

Sarahah follows a long line of social networking apps allowing its users to leave anonymous comments or ask anonymous questions. In some cases, users might share a screenshot of the message or question on another service like Twitter and Snapchat, then leave an answer. 

4. People Are Already Complaining About Negative Comments

Here’s where the anonymity of Sarahah becomes not so fun: people can sometimes be mean. Several reviews on Apple’s App Store cite a lot of the bad comments as reason for giving Sarahah a weak rating. As one reviewer on the App Store puts it, with a review titled Accessory to Cyber Bullying: “What did you think was gonna happen if you let people text other people anonymously?”

Source : http://www.usatoday.com

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When I am not busy scribbling and sketching away on little pieces on paper, I am found cozying on my recliner enjoying movies and cartoons. A dreamer and an artist, I am in love with all things beautiful. Prefer Bukowski and Gulzar over Shakespeare and Tagore. And nights over daytime. Anti-social and friendly in the same breath. Desperately trying to bring being nice in vogue. This blog is an itinerary of a girl amidst the cacophony of metropolitan life facing the struggles & unexpected surprises that life offers.

7 thoughts on “Sarahah – The New Buzz In Town

  1. I’m trying to understand the attraction of this. My son was in to ask.fm for about a month during Grade 10 and it was completely awful. Is there actually a constructive use for it?

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    1. Sarahah has become a psychological live-action experiment focused on teenagers, a group whose reactions to anonymous feedback haven’t been previously studied. Scientists do know, however, from study that the brain is going through some really intense transformations as it goes from baby brain to adult brain. In teenage years when youngsters are developing their personalities, they fixate on negative things even more. Would say good for organizational goals may be, not apt for teenagers.

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