Since relaunching Anonymously Ask A Black Person the traffic and SMS we receive come and go. Somes days we get one or two and others we can get up to 10 to 20 sms messages. Late Thursday night, my phone started to receive tons of notifications of inbound SMS and and Slack notifications as I had build a way for users to Anonymously SLACK A Black Person too.
The traffic came from the team over at Just Kidding Films who created a real and funny video about the service. Just Kidding Films youtube channel has 1,218,438 subscribers with 473,503,697 views. After I realised the video was the reason for all the traffic I had to disable the Anonymous Slack feature. You can watch the video below. It’s interesting they call the service “Controversial”. I guess when we’re having a conversation about race or to a black person it could be controversial? Anyway… the video generated 4,960 pageviews with 3,423 unique visits since late Thursday night. By tonight we’ll hit 5k pageviews.
I will say they are incorrect about a couple of items about the service. It’s not one person, we’re a team of 10 and growing to 13 next week and no I didn’t create this to be the voice of all black people. It’s not all guys either. There are three women on the team.
New Controversial Service Will Let You Ask A Black Person Anything ft. David So
To date we have received 1576 inbound text messages and have sent 1474 messages.
Be sure to watch the video. It’s funny, real and clearly identifies the need for the service. If you have any questions, you can Anonymously Ask A Black Person.