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Yik Yak ditches anonymous feature, students react

Yik Yak users are going to have to start making usernames to share thoughts on the app.

Vanessa Alva, Contributing Writer

September 15, 2016

To many, social networks are primarily used to keep in touch with loved ones. Yik Yak, an app that lets users post anonymous discussion threads with others in their local area, inverted that concept. However, the app has now switched gears and is no longer completely anonymous. The app’s 5-mile radius m...

Mercer students create first-ever 'community media app'

Mercer students create first-ever 'community media app'

Marin Guta

March 4, 2015

Two Mercer sophomores have created an app that’s poised to challenge some of the biggest titans in social media, such as Facebook. After spending months cooped up in their dorm rooms creating app prototypes and forming a concrete business plan, John Christiansen and Chirag Datta have created what t...

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