ask.fm is the new Formspring amongst the attention whores of today. It allows people to anonymously ask you questions ranging from your favorite color to whether they'd give out 5 dollar blowjobs. Its major demographics are attention-seeking 12 year old girls, trolls, cyberbullys and bored nerds desperate to get e-laid. Every answer posted on Ask.fm is public, and you also have the option to post answered questions to Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr.
Not only is every answered question publicly available for all to enjoy, but it is completely anonymous to the people doing the asking. Which of course means at least 100 teenage girls have been asked to drink bleach, posts tit pics or jerk off some 40 year old loser living with his parents via the internet. It is thus of course unsurprising that the site has caused much butthurt and lulz to the online community
The website really doesn't have a harassment policy because it was made for harassment. That said, after some high-profile suicides, next to every answer and profile, there are options to report and block users. Of course, no-one on the internet ever bypasses these by using a proxy and deleting their cookies.
That being said, hanging yourself is always the best option.
—Lorraine Gallagher, The Huffington Post UK
Hannah Smith of Leicestershire England was savaged by anonymous e-bullies until she was forced to commit suicide to avoid their taunts. Her parents bawww'd so loud and so long, ask.fm was forced to reveal the identities of her bullies for prosecution. Almost all the harrassing messages were sent by one Hannah Smith of Leicestershire England, who was unable to be brought up on charges due to a preexisting medical condition.
—The ugly pedantic cunt, replying to herself. Why more people didn't like poor Hannah is anyone's guess.
15 year old girl that committed suicide in September 2012, before doing so she was reportedly asked “Whats been up with u” to which she famously replied:
13 year old girl from Ireland who killed herself after being called fat. In an attempt to curb cyberbullying in the lead up she promised she would kill herself if the abuse continued, thinking the abuse would stop. Final posts described how she was going to hang herself.
The funny thing is the fact that people are such attention whores that after supposedly suffering one of the most traumatic events in their life, it was time to log into ask.fm and answer questions!
She's a 16 year old blond chick with boobs that basically orchestrated the murder of her mother and brother because they were getting in the way of her relationship with her boyfriend, 40 year old James DiMaggio. After they were caught, Hannah played the victim card about how she was almost raped on a daily basis.
However, they found all of the letters she wrote to James DiMaggio and the online postings and the trips to Hollywood for several weekends in a row. Kind of strange for a family friend! Anyway, she was so traumatized by James DiMaggio killing her mother and brother, then setting the house on fire that she attention whored on ask.fm for about 5 hours until someone told her that perhaps it wasn't a good idea.
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- Ask.fm advertisers to quit site in cyberbullying row. • BBC News - 08/08/13
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