But Secret goes a step further by connecting to your phone’s address book, then showing you your friends’ posts without revealing which friend said them. But in recent months, Secret has lost some of its initial power.
Several news stories broke first on Secret, fueling buzz that led the app to be downloaded more than 15 million times in 10 months. The number of posts from friends in my feed slowed to a trickle, and Secret is no longer among the top 1,500 apps, according to App Annie.
Gone are the slow-loading square photos overlaid with words; in their place is a Twitter-like feed with snippets of text.
You can still add a photo to your post, but it appears in a circular thumbnail next to the text.
Unlike Ruth’s Ask Without Shame application which focuses mostly on the girl child; Irvin Amukasa, Derick Mureithi, Rashid Beduni, Nicholas Wambua, John Nzau Makau and Beverly Mutindi have created Sophie Bot which allows access to sexual health information to both the young and the old, irrespective of gender.
The men were originally suspended with pay, sources say, while the women who were targeted in these conversations were allegedly not told about them for several weeks after they were discovered.
Correctional Service Canada (CSC) turned down CBC's multiple requests for interviews, and would only say there is an ongoing investigation.
Contrary to Ruth who developed the platform and registered her start-up company as a measure to ensure that no one else went through what her parents, sister and relatives went through when they suffered from HIV and AIDS, Irvin and the other five were just curious about the topic as are their peers.
According to Irvin, the team leader and an Actuarial science student at JKUAT, Sophie Bot is an intelligent system that is fed with verified information on sexuality and sexual reproductive health.