In my constant quest to find inspiring cultural projects, I recently discovered one that also manages to be touching, funny, disturbing and beautiful all at once. The website is called PostSecret and the creators describe the project as "an ongoing community art project where people mail in their secrets anonymously on one side of a homemade postcard." But there is no description for this site. You simply have to check it out for yourself.
"why, when the class gave a particularly loud groan at the amount of
Transfiguration homework she had assigned.
You are now entering a most important phase of your magical education!"
Maybe they have to include a random piece of text to sneak past filters, I don't know anything of such matters, I'm sure. What this demonstrates to me though is that this most technological of phenomena, virtual junk mail, has at its root, humanity. Although I have no intention of taking them up on their proud little pill deals, I have started to read each one as they come in. I like the randomness of the text, like bibliomancy.