He posits that rumr could be used by groups of teens to discuss personal issues without risking being singled out for the things they’re revealing.
Or even, as a way for adult dudes and bros to talk ‘feels’ with each other.
However pulling that off in practice would require multiple users to be considerably co-ordinated.) Perhaps to dispel such unpleasant thoughts about its potential to foster nastiness, rumr has a cutesy Panda as its mascot — setting a cuddly, fun tone from the get-go.
Say hey to rumr, a new messaging app that’s vying to draw your attention away from all the other ways to say hey already in play.
Rumr has been in the works for around half a year, raising an 0,000 seed back in October, led by Khosla Ventures‘ Ben Ling.
Determined bullies will likely always find a way but rumr is not giving them a perfect tool.
There is still potential for abuse — being as users’ identities are masked — but since every rumr participant is on an equal footing, there is at least a level playing field to make it harder for targeted nastiness with no chance for comeback.