Yik Yak

  • Teens and ‘Secret’ Apps (Infographic)

    … By David Cohen on Jul. 19, 2016 - 6:00 PM Why are teens flocking to applications that allow messages to disappear after a set time or that allow them to send content anonymously? Rawhide, a nonprofit organization that assists at-risk youth in Wisconsin, examined teens’ use of Snapchat, Kik, Whisper, Yik Yak, Omegle, WhatsApp, ASKfm, Burn Note and Line, sharing its findings in the infographic below, as well as providing tips for parents. Readers: What are your thoughts on the findings by Rawhide? …

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  • After School, Generation Z, and the Localization of Anonymous Expression

    … Broadly speaking, there are bullies and there are the bullied. Some people might suggest they are both — but most of us were among the latter camp while back in high school. Our memories can serve up painfully detailed recollections being publicly chided by some kid or other as friends stood idle and teachers looked the other way…

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  • Facebook Audience Optimization for Publishers: This Week in Social Media

    … #HelloWorld developer tour “will focus on several aspects of the Twitter Platform, including Fabric for mobile development, Gnip for data analysis, and the public Twitter APIs.” WhatsApp Drops Annual Usage Fee: “WhatsApp will no longer charge subscription fees” and plans to “test tools that allow you to use WhatsApp to communicate with businesses…

    Social Media Examinerin Social- 21 readers -
  • Twitter Expands Article Previews: This Week in Social Media

    … noting: Yik Yak Introduces Photos: “Photo collections within the Explore section of Peek also have a whole new look to better highlight your great stories.” “There are a few guidelines to keep in mind — no inappropriate photos (anything you wouldn’t send to your mother), illegal content, or faces will be allowed in local feeds.” Other upcoming…

    Cindy King/ Social Media Examinerin Social- 22 readers -
  • Yik Yak: Anonymity Doesn’t Mean Without Consequence

    … Privacy is a double edged sword on social media. While many value their anonymity, some see anonymity is a way for people to hide from the consequences of their actions. However, anonymity doesn’t always mean untrackable, and in the case of the Virginia Tech student who used Yik Yak to threaten “another 4.16 moment,” being able to track down…

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  • Helicopter Parent Uses Yik Yak to PEEK Into College Life

    … of their children, even if they’re attending college. Lori Rozsa, a contributor to the New York Times Motherlode blog, provides insight into college life by using Yik Yak’s remote feed viewing feature – PEEK. Rozsa’s experience as a “recovering helicopter parent” drove her to investigate her child’s college feed. Since these updates were…

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