The creative team at anonymous social media platform Vent has announced the launch of it its sleek new website that allows users to vent their feelings.
In addition to the recent launch of the new Vent website, the Vent team has the workings of an Android version well underway with a release for the app going live this fall.
Founded in 2013 by Dean Serroni and Duncan Turner, Vent is a social app that lets you share your frustrations without the fear of being de-friended, called into the principal’s office or upsetting your boss.
Instead of ranting on Twitter or Facebook – where people know who you are and don’t want to hear about it, you can now unleash to a group of like-minded people who are happy to help you get it off your chest.
“The rise in social media penetration throughout the world, and its growing effects on our everyday lives has resulted in a desire to express our true emotions in an honest way without having an adequate virtual space to do so,” says Vent Co-Founder Duncan Turner. “Our platform gives that head space to our users, many of whom find it therapeutic because it is never healthy to bottle up life’s frustrations,” he adds.
As social media networks continue to grow at an exponential level, more and more people look at digital mediums to connect and share their emotions. According to the Pew Research Center, social media use in the US among all Internet users has increased dramatically from 29% in 2008, to 72% in 2013. With this growth, many users may feel that their connections on already established social networks may take offense or interpret a comment the wrong way, creating an ever growing market for apps — such as Vent — offering a unique and anonymous interactive experience.
“This is an app that creates the essential platform for people to express their frustrations away from their publicly-viewed social media profiles. They can share their feelings with a section of the world that wants to hear it, help out, favorite, and add their own comments,” says Vent Co-Founder Dean Serroni. “The limitless characters that users have to vent their frustrations are a gateway into a world that has never been seen before. We all have our frustrations and sometimes we just need to get it off our chest, have someone listen, and carry on without offending everyone we know,” he adds.
Mr Serroni emphasises that, above all, Vent is a fresh new way to connect with people through an anonymous persona, be entertained and widen the restrictive parameters that users place on themselves when interacting through other forms of social media.
With a “get it off your chest” attitude, the idea behind the app is simple yet effective: give users a chance to share their frustrations with the world and be able to get on with their day without having to worry if they have offended someone. Counting on a community that is rapidly expanding, users can gain followers and follow back, and search for particular types of emotions — including Calm, Irritated, Annoyed, Angry, and Furious. They may even feel a need to comfort the other person or add their own two pennies to the frustration, making it a worldwide communal vent.