In the most recent issue of MacLeans, Mary Dwyer has an article called Sinners in Cyberspace. It’s concerned with a series of confession sites which most of you are probably familiar with:
In recent years, a number of confessional websites have appeared, and there’s no shortage of people logging on to unburden their souls. But based on the number of hits the sites are getting, it seems many more people are visiting to read about the misdeeds of others.
This sort of mainstream media trend-spotting article always frustrates me. They unilaterally have a self-congratulatory tone of “look what I just discovered” to them, when the clued-in among us have known about the topic for months. Additionally, these articles almost always lack sufficient context, usually because the writer has failed to educate themself sufficiently. Ms. Dwyer’s use of ‘cyberspace’, for example, suggests her ignorance of the subject matter.
Regardless, it is worth gathering all the confession sites in one place, so here they are: