College or School
Communication and Dance
Faculty Research Advisor
Second Faculty Research Advisor
Robert M Jackson
In this paper, I discuss the impact of the app Yik Yak on college campuses, after it returned as a platform in 2021 post 2017 removal. The key aspects of the app include its location-based nature, anonymity, and user moderation system. I discuss advantages and disadvantages of the culture that it fosters, as well as greater social, political, and philosophical implications of Yik Yak as a hybrid space, or a space that permits communication both online and in the real world.
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Neher, Lily J., "The Resurrection of Yik Yak" (2022). Undergraduate Research Conference (URC) Student Presentations. 512.