- REUTERS/Luke MacGregor
Much of the world is talking about Brexit, Britain’s referendum vote to leave the European Union Thursday.
There have been hot takes, speculation, and even some regret from voters, but it’s hard to know what the world is feeling when you aren’t able to talk to a large number of people directly. Anchor, a voice-recording and sharing app, hopes to fix that problem.
The app is marketed as “radio by the people” and many users were sharing their personal reactions following the Brexit news. What is often lost in tweets and headlines is dramatically present when you are able to hear the pauses and emotion in people’s voices.
Business Insider has compiled many of the most striking records from the app. Read on to listen to them:
- Daniel Biskup
“I can be so positive so often and yet, I found it so incredibly difficult to be positive in that moment. I just thought f—. What. Have. We. Done?”
“I would say move to America, but I am terrified that we’re going to have a big mistake on our hands very soon too. Maybe we can all move to Canada?”
“I thought the news was fake, or that the news wasn’t updating, I’m super sad it happened.”
User Colin Flynn
“It almost sounds like you’re as crazy as we [in America] are. It sounds Donald Trump-ish.”
User Nir Zicherman
“The amount of things that in a single day because of a single event start happening on a global scale, it just blows my mind how impactful it is.
User Jack Stow
“I think people will wake up this morning think they lived in a modern… British society, and today they are walking around looking at people and realizing that 52% of the people are isolationist bigots, basically.”
User Alex Singleton
“I think both sides are getting a lot of misinformation regarding this… Kinda like a one-upmanship really, one side said something so preposterous that the other side thinks it needs to come up with something equally ridiculous.”