In Biblical times, Jews would cast away their sins once a year by ceremonially transferring them to a goat. Most people are way less likely to stumble upon a goat in daily life in 2013 (at least on the streets of San Francisco), but a cute Internet-dwelling cartoon variety has appeared to help bear the burden.
"Atone with the eScapegoat," declares the Wep app of the same name. "Like in Biblical times, only nerdier!"
Created by G-dcast, a San Francisco-based media production company aimed at raising Jewish literacy through whimsical interactive technology, eScapegoat collects anonymous confessions submitted by digital visitors. It then broadcasts them on the site, along with entertaining illustrations, passing some along to the @sinfulgoat Twitter feed. Think of it as a PostSecret for the Yom Kippur set. … Read more