Friday Fun

Twitter Temporarily Suspends Tool That Serves as Anonymous Gossip HQ for the Tech Set

(Screencap: Can't Tweet This)

Sometimes Betabeat comes up with some especially caustic zingers or insidery complaints that we know we can’t really tweet, and yet the urge to share them is painfully strong. Enter Can’t Tweet This, a Twitter anonymizer that allows anyone to tweet anonymous missives, aggregated on the handle @canttweetthis_.

Unfortunately, Twitter momentarily suspended @canttweetthis_, but the site account was back up and running not too long after. Bryan Morrissey, the Editor in Chief of Digiday who co-created the account, said on Twitter that the account was suspended for “sending unsolicited @ messages to users.”

“They will not silence Mr. Anonymous for long,” he promised. Read More

App Economy

Watch the Uber-Emo Trailer for PostSecret’s New Smartphone App [VIDEO]

If you didn’t already hear about PostSecret’s soon-to-launched iPhone and Android app via its upcoming party at the Bell House in Brooklyn, then do we have the trailer for you. The site, which primarily crowd-sourced the new app, just released a video that looks like it could double as the background for a very emotional pop ballad.

“Everybody has secrets,” says the earnest voiceover. “There are dirty secrets, soulful secrets. Shocking, sexy, and silly secrets. There are secrets that might haunt you. And secrets that can heal you.” Basically there are just a whole mess of secrets, okay? Anyways, here’s the video. We have to go find somewhere to confess a secret about how a promotional video for an iPhone app gave us the chills. Read More