If Flickr is the smiling, feel-good face of the internet, then Grouphug is the seedy underbelly. People come here, not to post cute pictures of their pets, but to confess their sins – the self loathing, dirty desires and daily betrayals we keep from the world.
The entries range from the banal:
I have no control
All things are falling apart
Winter is coming
To the funny:
I have a crush on the rabbit from space jam, the female one of course. but whats hot is hot, and she knows how to put on eye shadow
And the genuinely sad:
I really like a girl and I've just been talking to her on msn, she told me she's going round to a lads house on Thursday. I feel so bad, I want to cry, I want to die
And back to the banal again:
I eat myself. I peel the skin off my fingers and eat it, and my fingernails too.
So there you have it: the human condition in a website. God help us all.
Grouphug can be found at www.grouphug.us