January 27, 2023

Mulvihill-technology

For computer aficionados

Anonymous bulletin app Yik Yak isn’t so anonymous after all

If you were a college student a several several years ago, chances are you have read about – and maybe made use of – Yik Yak, an nameless bulletin board application that confirmed a feed of posts from a unique place. 

The app, released in 2013, was subsequently shut down in 2017 after consumers pointed out that it could be used to anonymously bully and harass folks, amongst other terrible issues. Yik Yak designed a thing of a comeback but the core challenges remained.