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EmotionsMirror.com creates safe cyberspace to share feelings

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EmotionsMirror.com founder Sharma Pogula says that low morale, bad days and secret crushes don’t come across well on most social networks but that his Web site might change that.

Sharma Pogula, a retired project manager at SRS, launched EmotionsMirror.com in February. Site users can post their feelings anonymously or with friends.  MICHAEL HOLAHAN/STAFF
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Sharma Pogula, a retired project manager at SRS, launched EmotionsMirror.com in February. Site users can post their feelings anonymously or with friends.

Pogula, a retired Savannah River Site project manager, launched EmotionsMirror.com in February as a way to report, share and record users’ emotions on either an anonymous basis or with selected friends.

For now, EmotionsMirror is targeting individuals. In the future, Pogula hopes the Web site can help managers within the workplace have a finger on the pulse of their employees’ morale.

“Most of the time, employees don’t have the trust level to really allow a free flow of communication,” he said. “We want to help management understand what problems are going on that they don’t know about.”

On the advertisement-free EmotionsMirror homepage, users select whether their dominant emotion is anger, anticipation, love, joy, fear, surprise or sadness and then rate the intensity of that emotion on a scale of one to five. They can either post that anonymously to the network, or send it to friends they choose. Unlike vague status updates or blog posts that can leave friends and family guessing, Pogula said, EmotionsMirror leaves no room for doubt as to how a user is feeling.

“People can’t misunderstand this,” he said.

The Internet has become a surface way to communicate, Pogula said, with no avenue for users to share their real feelings and frustrations.

“EmotionsMirror is that friend you can tell your secrets to, without being judged,” he said.


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