Welcome to Spraffl and its anonymous social network

sprafflEdinburgh-based company Spraffl has launched a social media network app where users are anonymous and obviates the need to spend time on building networks.

Apparently in Scotland the word ‘spraff’ is a slang term for chit-chat and the geoloaction app is available on Android and the AppStore. It means ‘Spraffers’ can enter a conversation without the need to identify themselves to others on the network.

This is either genius or creepy and one that could be open to abuse, but the people behind it are confident they can filter out any idiots. It allow users to flag specific “Spraffs” as abusive. Three or more abusive reports automatically removes a Spraff, and if a Spraffer does this three times they will be removed from the network.

Jay Feeney, co-founder and CEO of Spraffl explains: “Anonymity has been an important part of the way we communicate over the centuries and we think that the Revolution will be Personalised!

“We’re ready to ditch the baggage of identity and Spraffl means there are no people to follow, no check-ins required, no badges, no points, just pure and immediate conversation,” said Jay Feeney, Co-Founder and CEO of Spraffl.

This is all very well, but now all I can do is think about Spraffl, Sprafflers, Spraffs and all types of Spraffy stuff.

Monty (481 Posts)

Monty Munford has more than 15 years' experience in mobile, digital media, web and journalism. He is the founder of Mob76, a company that helps tech companies raise money and exit. He speaks regularly at global media events with a focus on Africa, writes a weekly column for The Telegraph, is a regular contributor to The Economist, Wired, Mashable and speaks regularly on the BBC World Service.


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About Monty

Monty Munford has more than 15 years' experience in mobile, digital media, web and journalism. He is the founder of Mob76, a company that helps tech companies raise money and exit. He speaks regularly at global media events with a focus on Africa, writes a weekly column for The Telegraph, is a regular contributor to The Economist, Wired, Mashable and speaks regularly on the BBC World Service.

One thought on “Welcome to Spraffl and its anonymous social network

  1. The interesting in this app is that the content around you is all based on location – communicate with your neighbours, colleages, people in the bar without having any prior network established with them.

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