Below is an excerpt of an interview I did with the Associated Press as it was published in newspapers across North America.

His site was inspired by a submission to, where people submit secrets on the Internet via handmade post cards. In early February, one posted "secret" was from someone who found a camera at Lollapalooza and wanted to reunite it with its owner.

Preprost found it compelling that the person was using PostSecret to try to connect with someone and e-mailed site-founder Frank Warren, whom he'd interviewed for his college newspaper. By the end of the day, they'd started together.

Preprost runs the blog — a scroll through its submissions takes you to all corners of the globe — while Warren said he serves as his mentor.

"I've been through a lot of the things he's going through in terms of trying to create this community and listen to it and respect everybody's values and allow the community to grow in a self-purposing way," Warren said.

Please click here to read the full article as it appeared in USA Today.