Yik Yak’s anonymity feature is back
Yik Yak we missed you
Anonymity has been returned to Yik Yak and students are slowly coming back to the app.
Yik Yak was great – it was like an anonymous Twitter for those within your 10 mile radius.
You could rant about your housemates, get advice and say whatever the hell you wanted all in sweet anonymity.
It was a campus gossip haven.
But then at the beginning of this year founders Brooks Buffington and Tyler Droll introduced usernames in an attempt to reduce cyber bullying caused by the app. In August they removed the anonymity feature completely and all users were forced to post from their username.
The app dramatically lost popularity, without anonymity Yik Yak had no charm.
This month Yik Yak restored the anonymity feature and students seem to be returning to the app, one by one, yik by yak.
The Tab kept an eye out for the best Yaks over the week. For your amusement only, here they are:
PRZYM, Lab 11 and Players described to us the protocols they have in place
He will be representing the UK in Glasgow next week
Including the brand new study spaces at the JG Smith Building
She will address topics including violence against women
Inside the fully student ran techno and house event that sold out in under a week.
‘I was stupid and naïve, but definitely taken advantage of’
Figures went up in Edgbaston, Selly Oak and Moseley during the first six months of lockdown.
UoB thrashed Sussex 245-10 points in their first round
The first round match will be aired on Monday 11 October
How selly streetwise are you?
The weird and wacky outfits of everyone’s favourite Wednesday night
‘The extent of male violence is scary and repetitive’
Can’t say we’ve missed 9AM’s
Be the first to break the biggest stories on campus
Cue the inevitable carnage
He was also spotted having an Indian with the director at a Birmingham curry house
‘We had to endanger ourselves to get our stolen goods back as the police did nothing’
Jamie Laing has always had a cheeky smile
Charity didn’t hold back when she told The Tab about her experience
You have to be one of them, I don’t make the rules
She’s really been running riot out here
Yes everyone is getting Squid Game costumes
When Drag Race is casting all genders, why is RuPaul still commenting on queens’ tucks?
This is Love’s world, we are simply living in it
‘This has left me with months’ worth of physical and mental recovery’
I don’t like to speak ill of the dead, but Beck was just the worst
Only a true scream queen can get 17/17
Why isn’t violence against women being taken as seriously as terrorism?
No matter what, Joe is going to be obsessed with you
A senior police officer has said plain clothes police could be used to detect spikings
Did Love bonk an anti-vaxxer over the head? Yes, yes she did
‘It has no reflection on our worth whatsoever. That’s all stigma’
The Metropolitan Police called this an attempt to ‘regain women’s trust’
It’s the battle of the middle aisles
It’s the battle of the BDE, the Bye Bye and the bing bang bong
Prepare for some home truths here
‘I tried explaining to the bouncers I’d been spiked but they refused to believe me’