Yik Yak

  • Street Fight Daily: Big Retailers Support Mobile Payments, Snap Ads Struggle to Grab User Attention

    …, and walk out with a garment made on the spot, just for you. Yik Yak’s Biggest Investor Is Trying to Sell the Company (Fortune) Anonymous messaging app Yik Yak is up for sale, according to sources familiar with the situation. Sequoia Capital, the company’s biggest investor, has in recent weeks held deal talks with potential buyers for the Atlanta-based startup. Get Street Fight Daily in your inbox! Subscribe to our newsletter. …

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  • 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

    … the burgeoning locally focused microsites. We’ve all seen the behavior of our friends on these threads, where they move from sensible people to trolls following some antagonistic exchange. Again, people devolve. And if you think adults in those arenas carry themselves with an odd otherness you oughta see the kids. And perhaps you have: JuicyCampus, Yik…

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

    … and organizations that you want to hear from… without third-party ads and spam.” Yahoo Introduces Native Ads on the BrightRoll Exchange: “Advertisers, DSPs and agency trading desks leveraging the BrightRoll Exchange for display advertising will now also have access to bid on native mobile inventory via a new API that aligns with the IAB OpenRTB 2.3…

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  • Twitter Expands Article Previews: This Week in Social Media

    … Welcome to our weekly edition of what’s hot in social media news. To help you stay up to date with social media, here are some of the news items that caught our attention. What’s New This Week Twitter Updates Summary Cards to Display More Link Content: Twitter users will start “seeing more detail about web content” while browsing their Twitter…

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  • 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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