In April, the popular anonymous message application, Yik Yak, announced that it would be shutting down. This was the first of many anonymous messaging apps phasing out in the past and upcoming few months. What is responsible for this drop in users for these applications?
Yik Yak’s sought to be an anonymous bulletin board for college students, yet it looks more like a tool for cyberbullying in middle schools and high schools across the nation.
Yik Yak is a 4-month-old application that uses locations to connect users to nearby users and creates an anonymous social chat room. On Yik Yak, users are limited to 200 characters, no pictures are allowed, and there are no usernames required. Yik Yak is essentially a blank canvas where users can write whatever they want about whomever they want and have no fear about their identity being exposed.
The latest social media craze is a new app called Yik Yak. Its basically an anonymous Twitter that you can comment on. So obviously its had some issues on its way to social media popularity. Continue reading
The new app Yik Yak has now made it possible to post anonymous messages onto a feed that is publicly available to all users within a specific radius. Though the app is considered social media, it definitely does not serve the same purpose as say Facebook or Twitter, but it does share some similar elements. Continue reading