AWKWARD

Watch awkward, blurred videos of people confessing stuff

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Mike Coutermarsh@mscccc · Code @ GitHub
Anyone try this yet? I don't have an iPhone. Sounds like Secret with video.
Marc KöhlbruggeHunter@marckohlbrugge · Founder of BetaList
@mscccc Yes, I've tried it. I guess conceptually it's a lot like Secret, but having the video and, perhaps more importantly, hearing people's voices makes this a much more initimate experience. Another important difference is that (right now?) there's no social graph (there's no sign up process at all!) and videos can be voted on so the most interesting ones move up top. I find it a very intriguing concept and the UX is top notch. Definitely worth a try.
Erik TorenbergHiring@eriktorenberg · Former Product Hunt
oh man. this is going to be hard to watch (but also hard to avoid!) what next? blurred confessions in church? OH LAWD!
Bram Kanstein (@bramk)@bramk · Working on @nocodemvp (pre-launch)
this is awesome, as @marckohlbrugge said this is much more intimate, hearing people's voices really adds something to the experience. Love the fact you don't have to signup.
jonas brandauMaker@jonasbrandau · Founder, Hyper
@bramk Hey Bram! Happy to hear that you like the concept. Some say we should add voice filters, but we actually believe that hearing 'real' voices adds to the magic of our content.
Bram Kanstein (@bramk)@bramk · Working on @nocodemvp (pre-launch)
@jonasbrandau Agree, real voices are awesome cause you don't see who the person is :) one comment though: when I exit, kill the app and start it up again, the intro screen with howto/video plays again.
Nick Frost@thinker · Co-Founder & Partner at Blocknauts.
@rrhoover see this? One of my new favorite apps.
jonas brandauMaker@jonasbrandau · Founder, Hyper
Thanks Nick, looking forward to your first confession ;)
Ryan HooverPro@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
There's no way I'll confess anything salacious, considering everyone seems to call me out on Secret (which is just text). :P @jonasbrandau what do you think about masking the identity even more with voice filters and face pixelation (or something similar)? I can't imagine anyone sharing anything too secretive on Awkward as the voice isn't masked and the faces are still somewhat recognizable with the subtle blurring.
jonas brandauMaker@jonasbrandau · Founder, Hyper
@rrhoover Interesting thoughts! And you're right, people within your network will probably be able to tell who you are. So we are actually thinking about using geo location to make sure your confession will only be visible to people that are NOT close to you. Awkward is about sharing embarrassing stories with the world, not with your network. That being said, for the next release we are going to increase the maximum blur level to give users more control over anonymity.
Ryan HooverPro@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
@jonasbrandau geo-location segmentation could help but it still gives me doubt that my friends back in Oregon won't see it and if there's any doubt at all that I'll be "revealed" I won't share anything too secretive. Using one's Facebook or contact list connections might be more safe.
Bram Kanstein (@bramk)@bramk · Working on @nocodemvp (pre-launch)
@rrhoover As stated above, perhaps don't touch the voices but I guess pixelation works a little better (as an extra) to conceal identity.