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,...

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

Yik Yak offers dangerous anonymity

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...

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