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The new Facebook app that hides your identity

The new Facebook app that hides your identity
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With its newest update, I think Facebook is trying to get you out of your shell and start moving outside your social media comfort zone.

Facebook's newest app is called Rooms, and it's all about anonymous meet'n'greets. It works like this: Someone picks a username and creates a room. This room can be about almost any topic like photography, cat photos or whatever else you might be interested in.

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What's new about Rooms is this: Your picture and real name never come into the picture. After you create a room, you get a unique code for that room. You may post, send or share that code how ever you wish, inside or outside of Facebook,  to invite others to your room. Anyone with the code gets instant access.

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From there, you can upload pictures, videos and start discussions about whatever topic you've picked.

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Here's the question that no one's asking: Is this a safe place?

The answer, I think, is sort of. While there's no way that I'd want kids on this anonymous service, I think it's a neat way to talk to people online. While doing this on Facebook means that anyone who looks at a group will immediately be able to know what you look like, this app protects your identity.

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