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These Secrets Are Out

June 18, 2008

By MIKE GRUSS

In the last couple of months, more and more of my friends have mentioned Postsecret.com, a Web site that requires participants to write down their innermost thoughts on artsy postcards and send them anonymously to an author in Germantown, Md., named Frank Warren. The cards are scanned and posted online.

Postsecret has become a way for people to share “anything – as long as it is true and you have never shared it with anyone before.” Warren established the site and published four books based on the material. The site has become immensely popular. It’s been viewed more than 150 million times, for what that statistic is worth.

I’ve compiled my favorite “secrets” about Hampton Roads, but I don’t need to be anonymous. And while most of the most popular secrets online are about “regret, fear, betrayal, desire, confession or childhood humiliation,” mine are not.

Mike Gruss, (757) 446-2277 mike.gruss@pilotonline.com

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http://postsecret.com

Originally published by BY MIKE GRUSS.

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