The Guilfordian

Anonymity online can be a tool or a weapon ­— use it to build, not injure, community

Editorial Board

November 13, 2015

When divulging personal ideas and opinions, some people don’t feel comfortable without a veil of anonymity. That’s why the Internet, offering users an impersonal and seemingly low-risk way to socialize, can provide a more comfortable space for sharing. From social media platforms like Twitter...

Yik Yak offers dangerous anonymity

A student looks at Yik Yak on their phone. The app has caused controversy for its anonymous posts.

Caleb Amstutz, Staff Writer

October 23, 2015

Like Facebook 10 years ago, Yik Yak has taken the campus social media scene by storm. Yik Yak allows students to post anonymously about anything that comes to mind, and while most of these anonymous ‘Yaks’ may appear harmless, many of them are not. Shortly after release in 2013, Yik Yak became...