GroupHug is a unique confession website located at http://grouphug.us. Users anonymously log in and confess (similar to the Catholic
confessional in a way I guess) the wrongs they feel they have committed. These can range from the banal ("I pee in the sink
") to the idiotic ("I broke up with my gf cause she annoyed me during a Counter-Strike
tourney") to the typical LiveJournal
author ("I really like x person, but could never tell x person!") to...well the just bizarre ("Sticking a banana in one's ass hurts, and lubrication is always a good thing").
The site relies on other users moderating the confessions (supposedly they have a few full time mods as well) to ensure that submission rules are not broken. The biggest rule is that no contact information slip through. Which I can kinda see: Otherwise this page would be a great troll
ing ground for people like...on say for instance readers of a certain website
or two. The other most enforced rule is that confessions shouldn't be about other confessions, or the site in general (noding about noding is frowned on elsewhere too, apparently).
Of course there are tons of fake (ie: totally fictional) confessions. But alternating between the totally oddball yet fake confessions and the (supposedly) real and disturbing confessions is the best part. One gets to laugh at the obvious fakery of some of them..then get horrified when they come across a real (and shocking) confessional. It's like a blend of CNN
and Stile Project
, I guess you could say.
The site also has links to search strings with appropriate phrases (ie: sex
, etc). Upon visiting these links however, it seems like just another random search string. Nevertheless, it's still cool (in a very E2
Grouphug (and Bash
.org) has become required downtime reading in my network engineering
classes. Nothing kills a little bit of time like wading through some of these confessions and trying to decide which ones are real or not. It's a good way to test one's internal bullshit detector