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What the Yak!?

Riding the Yak on Campus.

Overview

Hop on, and learn what the yak can do for you

Anonymous

YikYak helds users accountable for their posts, but handles are optional and names are banned

Hyper Localized

You can connect with the people around you, geo-filters restrict some functions to user close by

Community Moderated

Each community is responsible for upholding their own standards each user can vote on each post

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Conversations

Users can comment on yaks to react, connect or share their opinion on an issue at hand

Anchor, Boot, et al.

Randomized user icons make those conversations easier, they are individual for each thread

Photos. Yes, Photos

Users have limited support for photo sharing. It is most frequently used for memes

Vocabulary

Let's catch you up on some slang

Yakarma

Yakarama is a numerical score that represents the activity level of a user. It increases and decreases based on the number of up-votes or down-votes of other users, or by voting on the yaks of other users.

Up-/Downvote

A user can up-vote or down-vote a Yak in his area, a Yak with a high score get featured. A vote cannot be changed and Yaks with a negative score of 5 are removed from the feed.

Basecamp

Setting your basecamp is one of the most important choices on YikYak, it's the place you call home. This function lets you interact with the local herd of that place even if you're traveling

Herds

It's better together, many yaks form a herd.Users in the same location form a user group called herd. While they can only interact with yaks with their herd, they can peek into the chatter in other herds.

User Stories

Real Users. Real Talk.

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The Prodical Son

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The Outsider

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The Social Guy

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The Bored Guy

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The Gamer

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The Pastor

A Night in the Dorms

There is nothing like spending a nice evening with your roomie and shre some quality time on your phone. Join these two friends as they explore their neighborhood from the back of the yak.

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Your glimps into the herd

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A Safe Space in Times of Tragedy

In December 2014 a Loyola student got shot and killed in an attempted robbery close to campus. Many members of the community turned to YikYak to exchange information, express their feelings and offer support.
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