Ask.fm is a Latvian social networking site where users create profiles and can ask each other questions, anonymously if they like. Users can't register for Ask.fm unless they are 13 years of age. But it is easy enough to make up a fake birthday, which many kids do. The site does not monitor content which, unfortunately, makes inappropriate content easy to find. And it is easy to share content on other social media sites too. Here's how it works:
When a user opens a free account they can ask any question and choose whether to ask it anonymously or not.
Users can also choose not to receive anonymous questions.
Questions are received into a profile inbox. No one can see the questions in a user's inbox apart from the user. Users decide if they want their questions to appear on their profile page.
As soon as the user answers a question, the question and the answer appear on the user's profile.
Everyone (even people who are not signed up to Ask.fm) can see what a user has put on their profile. User's can delete anything that they do not want seen.
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