Anonymous social media sites crowdsource therapy

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For better or worse, the anonymity of the internet empowers people to say things they may lack the confidence to say in person. We have already seen this power harnessed by the Replace The Face project, which showed viewers a video about depression and matched pairs of strangers to encourage discussions about the intimidating topic. Now, two new social networks — Koko and Paralign — are hoping to do the same, using the inconspicuousness of the online world to encourage self expression and improve mental health.

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