not sure if i agree with some of the conclusions drawn at the end, but an interesting topic http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/future_tense/2012/02/syria_uprising_twitter_and_social_media_revolution_fatigue_.html
TOP SECRET TEXTING APPS: Planning a surprise party? Keeping a secret? Sending someone bank or credit card information? Just plain avoiding nosey coworkers or friends? Lucky for you, no matter what mobile device you’re using or what secret you’re keeping, there’s an app for that. Here are a few apps for top-secret texting.
This secret texting app is raising new fears of cyberbullying - The Washington Post A new, completely anonymous app is raising some concerns as it's being downloaded by increasing numbers of users. If you were going to say something nice, wouldn't you want to make yourself known? What good can come from a completely anonymous app that allows people to degrade others for entertainment?