7 Replies to “Why Yik Yak Makes Sense to Me and Snapchat Doesn’t”

  1. Dangerous app for middle and high schoolers. We have put a geofence around those two schools to prevent it from being used there. Personally, I don’t get the value of nor the interest in apps such as Yik Yak, but then again, I am much older and grumpier than you.

    1. Ah, but is it the app or the kids? I see the latter and the bullying culture we have in society as the issue.

    2. Ah, but is it the app or the kids? I see the latter and the bullying culture we have in society as the issue.

      1. Don’t disagree about the bullying culture, but tools like Yik Yak make it much easier for kids to be bullied. As a member of my town’s elected school committee, I am glad the school administration is keeping the app out of our schools.

  2. I have ignored Yik Yak until this post. You’ve convinced me to give it a chance, at least. I do love that it’s about conversations at its core, but the bullying thing clearly poses an issue for teenagers (or anyone else for that matter). I have SnapChat, but I rarely post anything. What I do love is the Discover section where publishers can post a daily stream of info. ESPN and Comedy Central are FANTASTIC at using it to update from what happened last night. Yahoo! actually does OK w/ its news anchored by Katie Couric. If Snapchat opens that up to regular brands, I could see some value there.

    1. In that sense, I can see it as an interesting broadcast channel. But then again, I can get that content on other social networks so I am still struggling a bit with why add another one for SnapChatting.

    2. In that sense, I can see it as an interesting broadcast channel. But then again, I can get that content on other social networks so I am still struggling a bit with why add another one for SnapChatting.

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