how to:How to Communicate Anonymously with Vibe
Vibe is an app for the iPhone and iPad that displays thoughts (text and photos) posted by nearby users. There's no registration so it's quick, easy and anonymous. To contribute to the vibe, just post what's on your mind and select how far and for how long you want it visible. Vibe allows you to share text, photos, and videos with people within 160 feet or miles away and for as little as 15 minutes or up to 30 days. You also have the option to tweet your vibes to your followers.
According to the Daily News, protestors taking part in the #occupywallst demonstrations used Vibe to communicate with fellow protestors. Because its lcoalized and anonymous protestors can use it to warn their peers when they know security forces are approaching without making themselves known to the police or sharing information to all of their followers on twitter who aren't at the demonstration.
Once the app is downloaded. Adjust your settings:
- Choose between Km and Miles
- Select a Signature
- Sync to Twitter
Go to the 'Vibes' tab (you will see several icons at the bottom of the app's screen, choose the one that is two little word bubbles). Adjust the sliding miles bar at the top to your desired distance. If you are using Vibe during a protest or demonstration you'll likely want this to be set at 5 miles or less.
Start posting and reading Vibes. You'll need to select the distance you want to the Vibe to reach as well as the lenght of time you want it to be available. Options are:
- Whisper: 160 feet / 50 meters
- Speak: 160 feet / 500 meters
- Shout: 31 miles / 50 kilometers
- Yell: 311 miles / 500 kilometers
- Bellow: worldwide
- 15 minutes
- 1 hour
- 1 day
- 14 days
- 30 days
You also have the option to add media to the Vibe or Tweet it out to all your followers.
Spread the word about Vibe. Tell your friends on Facebook and Twitter to download Vibe so you can communicate easily and anonymously about events that are happening locally. Make it known to your peers that Vibe will be the best way to keep up to date on announcements that will pertain to their security and safety.
At the #occupywallst demonstrations they hung posters notifying people about Vibe
Mullany/News At the Occupy Wall Street Protests in Zuccotti Park, fliers featuring the Vibe app QR code were distributed to protesters.
To learn how to make QR codes check our our guide: How to Create QR Codes