Dusk App: Connect with Anonymous Streaming
With the adoption of live-streaming and real-time media, however, the tradition of facelessness is taking a backseat. Anonymity does have a place with regular folk as well; acting as a useful tool by screening proponents of valid opinions from government surveillance, enabling sensitive topics to be freely spoken about, and giving voice to the fearful.
Enter Dusk, an app permitting anonymous live-streaming.
Reminiscent of anonymous-sharing apps Secret (formerly defunct, but with plans to recommence operations) and Whisper (found to be tracking their users location), Dusk expands on their offerings through an as-of-yet untapped outlet. Users are able to literally speak their minds in live broadcasts and receve immediate feedback. Recalling Periscope yet again, viewers can comment in the middle of a stream or send emoji to convey emotion. The platform depends heavily on real-time, live streams, though pre-recorded videos are available for view. Even after a stream is finished, comments can still be added. Dusk plans to add @ mentions in the future.
The question at hand: with anonymity baked in, how will Dusk deal with abuse?
The app was created by Kori Handy and Mitchell Porter of Design First Apps. The idea for Dusk came to Handy after seeing people get into trouble for not speaking their minds on social media. To him, the goal of Dusk is to "create real, open dialogs." Speaking about the earning potential of Dusk, Handy said, "We didn't really build this app thinking about monetizing, it was more of a social change experiment."
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Dusk App: Connect with Anonymous Streaming Reviewed by Jacqueline Litvan on Friday, December 02, 2016 Rating: