City of Flint’s Sarahah Messages are Anything but Constructive [PHOTOS]
You may have seen a link shared for the City of Flint's Sarahah page in the last week. Surprise! That was us and we're going to show you the anonymous feedback we received -- the good, the bad, and the ugly.
Last week, everybody was going nuts for this Sarahah app that lets you post "constructive criticism" anonymously. Anonymous messaging is always messy. People send mean messages, tell you stuff they'd never have the balls to say to your face.... It's a recipe for disaster, basically.
I was immediately not interested in downloading the app-store-topping soul-crusher for personal use, but thought, "Man, it would be funny if the City of Flint had one of these." That led me to the bummer realization that even if they did, they'd never be able to show us the messages. That's when it hit me -- I could make one for Flint and I'd see ALL of the feedback. So, I made a Sarahah account for the City of Flint, which was surprisingly easy, and we were off to the races.
I knew going in that this was going to be an interesting social experiment and boy was I right. I'm sure there were a few people who knew we were behind this and counter-trolled us accordingly, but some of these folks thought these messages were legit going to the City of Flint. I guess technically they will be if city officials read this article. I've done you the trimming it down to the more interesting messages, and removing most of the repetitive stuff about water and potholes. Also, there was one super vulgar message involving two well-known local athletes that I just couldn't bring myself to repost.
We did not write these. The following are all anonymous messages submitted to the City of Flint Sarahah page, and we do not take credit for any of them. This is your party. There are some pretty mean ones in here, so let me remind you that these messages do not in any way reflect the opinions of Townsquare Media, Banana 101.5, or their advertisers. This is what happens when you give 100,000 Flintstones an anonymous messaging app, and people stop being polite and start getting real.