shut your yik yak


In life, people have a lot to complain about: the weather, driving habits, their significant others, the list is endless. In college, the complaints are more entertaining and some rather sad.


These complaints can be posted for the world to see on an app called yik yak. Okay so maybe the whole world can’t see what you post, but people in the same geographical area can. I had heard of yik yak multiple times from friends and had heard it referenced before on campus. I downloaded yik yak to see what all the buzz was about and I think it was potentially the worst thing I could have done.

I realized that college kids have a lot of pointless comments to make, and a lot to complain about. Holy cow!


These people type a message in less than 200 characters to then be posted to the yik yak app where those around you can read your yak, vote it up or down if they like it, respond to it, and also click on it to see where exactly you were located when you posted it.

After scrolling through countless yaks about everything from Netflix and Chill, to not having a cuddle bae, to the crappy food in the caf; I decided that yik yak is a black hole of pointless babbling for those who have no one who wants to listen to them. All of these stupid complaints that college students have can all be found on one central place called yik yak. So what makes yik yak different from twitter or facebook? Well people can bitch and moan (excuse my French) all they want, and it is COMPLETELY ANONYMOUS! So when you “jus wish you had a gur who down to chill and smoke” no one will know that you low key have no friends and no one wants to do illegal things with you.

Although yik yak is a pitiful way to project your problems to anonymous viewers around you, I will say that it is rather entertaining. After downloading and using this app, I will say that the only advice or improvement that I would make would be for people to stop complaining so much. Life is a beautiful thing, so shut your yik yak.

yik yak


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