A couple years ago when I was still in high school, some kids I knew started an “anonymous confessions page” for our school on Twitter where people could Direct Message the account and the page would post it anonymously.
Being that we were all still young and naive at the time, naturally the page got tons of submissions almost immediately. It started off innocently enough, things like ‘I have a crush on X’ or ‘I think Y is cute,’ but as the page gained in popularity the confessions became more and more profane. Eventually, the confessions got to a point where people were submitting very personal secrets about their friends like ‘X cheated on Y with Z’ as well as some graphic sexual fantasies.
After a few weeks, the page gained notoriety and everyone was keeping up to date with the latest confessions. Anyways, at this point the kids who were running the page decided that they wanted nothing more than to see the world burn.
They took screenshots of every submission with the person that submitted it, and on a dark Sunday evening, posted every single screenshot on the page for everyone to see. In an instant, best friends became enemies, longtime couples were broken up, and perverts were outed.
In a way, I like to think that these kids were chess masters, slowly moving pawns until finally exposing the fake and superficial nature of high schoolers in a cold and calculated move.
School was pretty tense the next day.
I knew two people who were first cousins and married to each other. I offhandedly made a remark about it, and found out that was suppose to be a secret.