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The Student News Site of Stony Brook University

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Yik Yak and the problem of accountability

Tejen Shah October 14, 2014
Social media has made us into our worst nightmares: antisocial beings who are fooled into thinking that what they are doing is actually an adequate substitute for human interaction.
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An anonymous Yakker spread a rumor that the Wendy’s in Roth Dining was closing.  (BASIL JOHN / THE STATESMAN)

Yik Yak app gains momentum through anonymity and proximity

David Vertsberger October 9, 2014
Yik Yak, a Twitter-esque mobile application, has gained popularity across the country, including at Stony Brook University.
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