Why Yik Yak Failed

May 8, 2017

If you haven’t already heard, Yik Yak has officially shut down. Once valued at $400 million, creators Tyler and Brooks called it quits on April 27 and noted that some of the team will join Square, which is also based in Atlanta. The more I thought about it, the more I wondered why Yik Yak failed. It seemed to be all the rage on college campuses, providing students with a source of gossip and a platform to complain about assignments, teachers, etc., under the comfort of anonymity. So what happened?…

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