Curious Cat
  • The Curious Cat app seems to be catching on like wildfire in South Africa.
  • It was founded by two Spanish cousins two years ago and has since been sold to a South Korean company.
  • It is not yet clear how it caught on in South Africa – but it is causing some controversy on less anonymous social media platforms.

An anonymous social media app, Curious Cat, is taking South Africa by storm, judged by the controversy it is kicking up on other social media platforms.

The app allows people to ask each other questions anonymously – and nothing is off limits, it seems, neither in the questions nor the answers. Here were some of the few questions and responses safe for publishing on a family-friendly website:

Though the app has a zero-tolerance policy on bullying, which allows content to be handed to law enforcement agencies in the event of an investigation, local users are not holding back - especially when it comes to sexual questions. 

The app was founded in 2016 by Spanish cousins, Nuno and Marco Balbona. In April 2018, the pair sold it to South Korean company, Vonvon Inc, who saw massive growth potential in their Asian home market. 

By its own published count, Curious Cat has just under 11 million registered users.

It is not yet clear how South Africans got wind of the app, but it appears to be catching on like wild fire. 

South Africans have been accused of creating multiple profiles, and asking themselves salacious questions – to get the chance to pretend to be angry about those questions on Twitter

The app is available on Android Play Store, and access is via a Twitter login.

Users can disable anonymous questions, accepting questions only from known profiles.

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