Do you long to live vicariously through confessions of people you've never met? Do you feel the need to share your private side? If this sounds interesting, participate in Persistent Data Confidant, an online experiment in secret sharing and rating. First tell a secret to the Confidant. Once you submit your ear-burning tale, you are rewarded with an anonymous secret from the database that you must rate. Good ratings perpetuate the lifeline of a juicy tidbit, and bad ones kill that which is not worth repeating. One user confesses: 'I spend too much work time on the net.' The Persistent Data Confidant is one reason why.