After apps like Ask.fm and Sayat, we got SARAHAH to deal with. It was designed by Saudi Arabian developer Zain Alabdin Tawfiq with a view to letting people receive anonymous messages from their colleagues, friends, and everyone. This app became one of the most popular apps in the app store and took the Internet by storm.
We found almost everyone of our acquaintance sharing their Sarahah links, and the messages they received there on social media. But only after a week or so of using this app, people got to see its dark side as well. A reviewer even described it as a “breeding ground of hate”. There was a review on the app store which read “My son signed up for an account and within 24 hrs someone sent him a message saying that he should be lynched”. While another review was as follows: “Parents, don’t allow your kids to get this app”. Yet another suggested, “I don’t recommend going on here unless you wish to be bullied.”
The matter with Sarahah is as old as the internet itself. It has become a whole new stage of cyber bullying. However, People from around the world shared a lot many of the ‘vulgar’ messages they received on Sarahah, and a couple of reviews on the app store as well. Have a look:
Well, this is how people react when they are given requisite freedom to share their thoughts anonymously. SHOCKING NO?!!