Formspring.me

This is something different that I bet most of us wouldn’t really have the courage to use; at least I know I don’t.

It’s called Formspring.me. What it allows you to do is set up an account where people can anonymously ask you questions about pretty much anything, and you answer them. You have the opportunity to tell people the types of things you talk about so that maybe people will stay on topic, but they can deviate at any moment and ask you about pretty much anything.

How did I discover it? One of my Twitter friends, a local young lady, created an account that she’d heard of from someone else, and started promoting it there. She answers questions about sex, mainly about her own escapades, and no, I’m not going to link to it. Yeah, she’s pretty open about it on Twitter with people who follow her, and if she decides she wants to post something here about it then that’s on her.

Suffice it to say, she created the account, put it up on Twitter, and I tracked it there to see what it was all about. It’s eye opening stuff, and she’s really open about her thoughts and experiences. I didn’t know someone could experience so much before the age of 25; man, I’ve not lived at all!

Anyway, you’ll find it’s a pretty simple page. There’s no searching; you pretty much have to tell people you have an account once you create one, and you’ll probably have to keep telling them to keep them coming back. Actually, it might be a good thing for business sites; I might have to rethink this one for one of my sites. We’ll see.

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12 comments on “Formspring.me

  • Wow, your site is a gold mine, so glad I stumbled upon it through a maze of blog-hopping. I will certainly be spending some time here, poking around. I checked out formspring.me and the signup process was fun!

    • You’re where I am, DiTesco. Not sure what I’d be opening myself up for, but my friend loves hers.

  • Dennis Edell | Direct Sales Marketing says:

    “There’s no searching; you pretty much have to tell people you have an account once you create one”

    There’s a big ‘ol search box right there on the page?

    I’m not sure twittering ones promiscuity is such a fantabulous idea, unless perhaps you run a sex related business/website.

    No offense meant, to each their own. 🙂
    .-= Dennis Edell | Direct Sales Marketing´s last blog ..Blog Subscriptions – Methods to my Madness part 2 of 2 =-.

    • By “searching”, I meant you’d need to know a name already, as you can’t just search for a topic that someone talks about so you could ask them a question. Clarification is a terrible thing. lol

      And I know what you mean about the topic, but you know Dennis, we’re such old guys, and the younger folks definitely have a different sensibility about these things than we do. After all, could you have ever imagined back in the day something called “sexting”?

      • Dennis Edell | Direct Sales Marketing says:

        I sexted a time or two, 20 yrs ago when I had a cell phone. lol

        or no sensibility, but I digress.

        No offense meant to your friend, but I usually tell folks like that, please don’t come wailing to me, why oh why am I being stalked. 😉
        .-= Dennis Edell | Direct Sales Marketing´s last blog ..What are YOUR Top 3 Social Sharing Recommendations =-.

      • I would never presume to tell them anything, Dennis. I just worry about them on the back end.

  • My 18 year old daughter has an account. I was impressed with how well she responded to some questions posed. She said she deleted the really bad ones. I definitely think this is one I will leave to the younger set, though. I’m still trying to keep up with Twitter and Facebook. 🙂
    .-= Anne Bender´s last blog ..Meet, well, ME! =-.

    • I hear you, Anne, although as I was writing the post, you saw that I started thinking about some things. I’m just not sure it would work as a business model if it weren’t truly associated with my website.

    • And that is the thing, isn’t it Nikki? It does take a little bit of courage to put yourself out there like that, something different than when you do it on your blog.

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