Behind the tweets: Confessions of an OU drama queen

Oakland Confessions currently has 1,326 followers on Twitter. All posts are anonymous. 

Oakland Confessions currently has 1,326 followers on Twitter. All posts are anonymous. 

Sam Schlenner

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It knows more than your mother.

The Oakland Confessions Twitter page (@OaklandConfess) posts anonymous messages all about the back alley of Oakland life (caution: not safe for work). The usual topics are sex, drugs, complaining and sex. Consider it the education between classes.

The Post got in touch with the administrators of the page. The interview was over email to maintain their anonymity.

Note: their repeated responses are not a typo.

Q: How long have you guys been doing this?

A: The page was started on November 26, 2013.

Q: What’s the buzz feel like? Getting all this information, that is. All these confessions.

A: It keeps us entertained, to say the least.

Q: If a confession makes a factual allegation, do you verify it?

A: We post virtually every submission that we receive. We enjoy providing individuals with a platform to air their thoughts. We are not the message; we are simply the messenger.

Q: What is the most out-there confession you’ve seen?

A: There’s been a lot of blunt and crude confessions. Probably a confession about sexual acts being performed in a library study room.

Q: What criminal activity has shown up on the page?

A: We post virtually every submission that we receive. We enjoy providing individuals with a platform to air their thoughts. We are not the message; we are simply the messenger.

Q: Has somebody ever submitted something that’s too bad to post?

A: Yes, but very rarely. We post virtually everything.

Q: Have you ever had to go to the police? Will you?

A: We post virtually every submission that we receive. We enjoy providing individuals with a platform to air their thoughts. We are not the message; we are simply the messenger.

Q: What do you hope the page will do? Make people laugh? Cry? Make them angry?

A: We hope this page entertains people. The feedback we’ve gotten is overwhelmingly positive. We are glad to see so many people getting enjoyment, laughs, and entertainment out of our page.

Q: You are, in a way, the voice of the people. Given this, what is one thing you’d like to say to OUSC?

A: We post virtually every submission that we receive. We enjoy providing individuals with a platform to air their thoughts. We are not the message; we are simply the messenger.

For more confessions, visit twitter.com/oaklandconfess (again, caution: not safe for work).