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Social Media Blog

EDT180. Peter Choma. Yik. Yak. Yik. . Yak is a social media blog application.. Yik. Yak is similar to Twitter, but users are anonymous.. Users can post anything that anyone near their current location can read..

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Social Media Blog

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Social Media Blog

EDT180Peter Choma




Yak is a social media blog application.Yik Yak is similar to Twitter, but users are anonymous.

Users can post anything that anyone near their current location can read.Yik

Yak brings local talk to you.



What is Yik Yak?Slide3


Yak uses your current location (1.5 mile radius).Users “Yak”, a max. 200-character post.Those within range can see each other's Yaks.Yaks can range from local events to funny jokes.



How Does it Work?Slide4

Next to each Yak are up vote or down vote arrows.

Gaining up votes will increase Yakarma.

Gaining down votes will decrease



Users control what’s popular/hot, and vise versa using these arrows.


The Ups and Downs






” are the points gained or lost determined by the up vote/down vote arrows.

A higher

Yakarma score means local people agree with and understand your Yaks.A higher score in other words, says whether “you get it”.

What is



Users may also reply to Yaks.

Replies may also get up votes or down votes.Yaks can also be shared to many different social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook.


Start Conversation,

Reply, and Share!Slide7

Yaks that gain popularity can appear on the “Hot” tab which is renewed with new Yaks daily.

The “Peek” tab has featured events that users can Yak about.Colleges have their own threads that anyone can visit, read and vote upon.


Social InclusionSlide8

The social media blog

Yik Yak brings unity to communities.Local businesses can use Yik Yak to Yak grand openings or daily specials.


Yak can be used to find social gatherings.

The share feature allows for easy promotion of Yaks.

More Benefits of Yik Yak


Social Benefits of





Social Media on the Rise

PEW RESEARCH CENTER 2012 News Consumption SurveySlide10

Thank you ladies and gentlemen for listening. I hope you enjoyed the presentation. If you have any questions please contact me below. Ride the Yak!


Thank You




Peter Choma




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