Facebook is still very popular but there are newer social apps that make it easier, faster, and more fun to capture and share fleeting moments — sometimes anonymously. These temporary and anonymous-messaging apps provide an environment that feels more appropriate to the random, silly, saucy, and experimental sides of the average teenager.
Temporary apps allow people to send messages and images that self-destruct after a set window of time. Teens can use these apps to more carefully manage their digital trails — so long as they don’t share things they wouldn’t normally send otherwise.
Snapchat: A messaging app that lets users put a time limit on the pictures and videos they send before they disappear.
Burn Note: A texting-only app that erases messages after a set period of time. Messages are stored until first view and then deleted.
Secret – Speak Freely: A social-media app that’s designed to let people voice whatever’s on their minds anonymously.
Ask.fm: A social site that lets kids ask questions and answer those posted by other users — sometimes anonymously.