ECI Agency Home Page Trusted Choice Locations (405) 373-2977 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google Maps
Auto Insurance
Auto
Home Insurance
Home
Business Insurance
Business
Life Insurance
Life
Health Insurance
Health
Motorcycle Insurance
Motorcycle
Earthquake Insurance
Earthquake

Mobile browsing“You were kind of chubby in high school, but you look a lot better now.” Ouch… 

I’d downloaded and had Sarahah for a few days when I received this message. If you’re not familiar with the new app that’s taken over it’s called Sarahah and it’s an anonymous messaging app.  It’s predominantly popular with U.S. teenagers and was developed by a Saudi Arabian developer using the Arabic word for candor or openness for the namesake of the app. But how does it work?

The purpose of the app was to help discover strengths and areas in need of work by receiving honest feedback from your employees and friends in a private way. Users can search for others who they may know or not know and send an anonymous message, much like the one above, I won’t ever know who it’s from. It’s simple to get started. Just download the app from Google Play or the App Store for free, register a username, and go! Users can go on to share their profile with friends on other social media platforms, look up people they may know, and start sending and receiving anonymous messages.

Technology is wonderful. The concept behind Sarahah can be a great source of betterment and even a confidence booster, but it can also be a very negative one as well. Since its arrival in June of 2017, it sky rocketed to No. 1 on the App Store’s apps. With anonymity comes a freedom for people to express those things that would not be acceptable to say in person. That’s why the concern with this popular app is cyber-bullying and that there is no liability that comes with it. There’s been numerous accounts of teenagers and adults alike receiving racial threats, sexual advances, and outright hate through the service.

On normal social media platforms, if someone posted something online that negatively impacted you as a person or your business there could a path of recourse. In our sue happy society, lawsuits for slander, libel, and defamation of character have been dominating the court rooms for the past few years. Defamation is a false statement that causes injury to your character. Slander and libel are types of defamation, the difference being slander is a defamatory statement that’s been spoken and libel is a defamatory statement that’s been written.  If you have personal injury coverage on your homeowners or business policy then you would probably defense cover if such a suit was brought against you. The catch with it all is knowing who made the statement. With the concept of Sarahah and other anonymous message sites, if you don’t know the culprit how would there be any recourse?

Mama taught us if you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all. I guess that doesn’t apply when you’re not saying anything, but writing it instead.

If you have questions regarding your insurance, ECI is always here.

Avery Johnson
Contact Avery Moore
Call: (405) 373-2977


Read more articles by Avery
Share |


NOTICE: This blog and website are made available by the publisher for educational and informational purposes only. It is not be used as a substitute for competent insurance, legal, or tax advice from a licensed professional in your state. By using this blog site you understand that there is no broker client relationship between you and the blog and website publisher.
Blog Archive


View Mobile Version
Featured Carriers
Insurance Coverage
Auto Insurance
Commercial Insurance
Health Insurance
Flood Insurance
Life Insurance
Homeowners Insurance
Motorcycle Insurance
More Types of Insurance
Please note that we cannot bind insurance via email, fax, or phone. Any quotes given are subject to underwriting guidelines by the respective insurance carriers. Any reference of coverage used are not intended to express legal opinion as to the nature of coverage, but rather just a brief generalization of coverages. Please read your policy for specific details of coverages.
Stay Connected Like Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Connect on LinkedIn Google maps Blog RSS Go MobileGo Mobile
Visit us on your phone
Bainswest
ECI Agency, Inc. | 325 Piedmont Rd N | Piedmont, OK 73078 | Ph: (405) 373-2977  M-F 8am-5pm Powered by Insurance Website Builder