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  • 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.

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

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

      • 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.

  • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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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