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As small-time online ideas go, PostSecret has built momentum and grown into a surprisingly large one. For years now, people have sent anonymous postcards decorated with their secrets to a mailbox in Maryland. One man shuffles through them, posts some of them on Sundays, and this month, published the fifth book of secrets, “PostSecret: Confessions on Life, Death, and God.”
PostSecret creator Frank Warren, the guy with the mailbox in Maryland, will speak at Georgia State University today. In a PostSecret presentation I saw at University of Kentucky a couple years ago, Warren explained that he never intended or expected PostSecret to generate the following it has. He showed off dozens of secrets that never made it to the Web site, revealed some trends — apparently everybody pees in the shower and thinks it’s a secret? — and some nice stories about sharing what was once hidden.