Popular on college campuses and other areas dense in student population, Yik Yak is where teens go to post the wittier and more thoughtful commentary on their life.
With the ability for users to up- or down-vote the “yaks” posted by their peers, Yik Yak almost seems higher brow than other anonymous online services.
It connects to both Facebook and Twitter, so you can follow your friends, though the entire service is anonymous, meaning you don’t actually know which of your friends are on Secret (or who is making comments).
While it can be a good place for people to get support for embarrassing personal issues, that’s entirely dependent on who your friends are once they don the mask of anonymity.
And along those lines, the app has also been cited in cyberbullying cases, and anonymous suicide notes have appeared on the service.
It’s because of apps like this that you might want to have a talk with your child about anonymous social media. Whisper Kids may say the darnedest things, but on this anonymous social sharing app, they post them online, too.
TV diva Sarah Jessica Parker and her jealous co-star Kim Cattrall have been at each other’s throats for years.
In the ’80s, teens had only was one social app, and it was called the telephone.Clicking the button switches its label to 'Awaiting Bang' but will not notify them of your interest.Unless, that is, they are also users of the app and have also clicked the button beneath your face too.In the ‘90s, chat rooms were all the rage, leading to social sites like Facebook, Friendster and Myspace in the 2000s.But today’s kids, armed with smartphones, are all over the web, so good luck keeping up with them.A second glitch seems to be that once users have indicated they are 'Down to Bang' a friend, there appears to be no way to revoke it - the button no longer works once it has switched to 'Awaiting Bang'.'Unless you're someone who believes (almost certainly wrongly, by the way) that your Facebook friends are all dying to hook up with you, and would do so if only given the bright blue button to admit it, the app doesn't really offer you anything you couldn't already accomplish on Facebook without it,' she wrote.'How many people would really freely admit to wanting to hook up with a friend who wouldn't already have some indicator of interest?