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PostSecret creator Frank Warren visits Georgia State today

(Click on the post headline if you can’t see the video above.)

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.”

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New PostSecret book

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.

Here’s a story about Warren from the Georgia State University Signal and another from The Red and Black at UGA.

Want to go? Frank Warren discusses PostSecret. 3-5 p.m. Oct. 27. Free, tickets required. Georgia State University Student Center Ballroom, 44 Courtland St., Atlanta. 404-413-1850, www.gsu.edu.

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To do list: October 27 | Inside Access

October 27th, 2009
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