Art Artwork from United States. Published by anonymous on Sunday 02 December 2012.

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The global blog phenomenon, PostSecret, is a community art project where people mail in their secrets anonymously on the side of a homemade postcard. More than 500,000 exclusive personal secrets have been sent to Warren in recent years – spanning sexual confessions and hidden acts of kindness, to criminal activity and hilarious admissions.

Anyone can contribute, following three simple rules: the secret must be true, it must never be told to anyone else and it needs to be on a postcard.

The website has received numerous awards for its community contribution since its inception in 2004. These include a special award from the National Mental Health Association for raising awareness and funds of $1 million USD for suicide prevention organisations, numerous Webby Awards and 2012 Weblog of the Year at the Annual Weblog Awards.

Warren was listed by Forbes as the 4th most influential person on the internet, and his 2012 TED talk, about PostSecret, ranks as one of the most downloaded talks on the popular site. Warren is also the author of five books including the number one Best Seller on the New York Times list, PostSecret: Confessions on Life, Death and God.

About Frank Warren: Frank Warren is a small-business owner who started as a community art project. Warren lives in Germantown, Maryland, with his wife and daughter.

Ted Talk: Frank Warren, Half A Million Secrets