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JONESBORO, AR (KAIT/WTOL) - Most parents have familiarized themselves with Facebook, Twitter and Instagram,  but there is a fairly new social media website that some have never heard of - Ask.Fm.

The site was created in 2010 by a group of entrepreneurs as competition to the internet based website Formspring in which users ask each other questions.

Ask.Fm is different than Facebook and Twitter because users can ask questions anonymously.

Region 8 News created an account on the site, and after searching among Jonesboro profiles, found profane, sexually explicit questions, such as, "Do you eat c*&^%$#?", "Do you wanna f^%$ ...?", and "How many times has your p&^$# been sucked?"

 
A person must be at least 13 years of age to join the Ask.Fm community.

The company has changed some its policies by creating a button to report inappropriate content. The company also plans to increase the visibility of an option to opt out of receiving anonymous questions.

PARENTS: How to track Ask.FM use: http://www.webwise.ie/AskfmGuide.shtm

Read more about ask.fm and its trouble with teen suicide:

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