SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Every month, 20 million people divulge their hopes, fears, insecurities, and life lessons on Experience Project (ExperienceProject.com), a website for anonymously sharing life experiences. Today, the site announced the launch of its new mobile network, MeToo (metoo.experienceproject.com), a place for ‘connecting around things that matter.’
MeToo can be thought of as a virtual quilt of one’s inner self: People build Pinterest-like profiles, capturing the experiences they’ve been through, lessons they’ve learned, and questions they may still be pondering. Other users say “MeToo” to experiences that they can relate to, leading to conversations that go beyond surface-level interests.
“People get to know one another from the inside out, rather than the other way around,” Community Manager Arsineh Ghazarian explained. “It’s deeper than just having shared tastes in music or movies.”
Anonymous social networks like Whisper and Secret have gained significant traction—and heat—over the last year for acting as megaphones for anonymous gossip and confessions. Experience Project brings a seven-year track record to MeToo, with no intention to turn it into a secret-sharing app.
“MeToo is about finding people who get you,” founder Armen Berjikly explains. “Over the course of seven years, Experience Project has enabled over 35M friendships, bringing together people from different countries, beliefs, statuses, and walks of life. MeToo makes it easier to foster these genuine relationships.”
One example of this mission’s success is the strong contingent of over 200K military spouses and family members who gather daily on the network to talk about loved ones in the armed forces. They unite around the highs and lows of being ‘left behind’, share ways to cope, and tell one another stories of reuniting. They cheer one another on and build real, meaningful friendships.
MeToo topics can range from surviving breast cancer to still being in love with an ex. People share stories about stigmatized issues like mental illness, sexuality, and addictions, or connect around more light-hearted topics like finding a new job, getting in shape, or hearing someone say ‘I love you’ for the first time. No matter what the topic, many members find delight in seeing someone say ‘Me Too.’
Watch the MeToo trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPHGSvK6bKQ