Tracking the Yak: An Empirical Study of Yik Yak

To investigate the effects of anonymity on user behavior, we conduct an empirical study of the new and controversial social app, Yik Yak. First, we examine how users use the platform, analyzing patterns in posting, popularity of yaks, and vocabulary. As a comparison, we look at posting patterns on Twitter, which has similar limitations on lengths of posts… CONTINUE READING