Advanced Technical Writing ENG 3773

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  • #30911

    Volodymyr
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    Dear president Hotzler,

    According to the article “Who Spewed That Abuse? Anonymous Yik Yak App Isn’t Telling” adopted by Jonatan Mahler I came to conclusion that Yik Yak is an application that gives students more opportunities to discuss different problems. Thanks to the Yik Yak students can help each other, spread different important information and also use this application in education proses. In this way, Yik Yak App only underlines the students rights to freedom of communication. However, from other side, we can see that Yik Yak application has some problems and first of them is registration. Yik Yak App doesn’t require registration and this point leads to different conflict because every one who are in the area around 1.5 miles can use this application as anonymous and write different “unacceptable things”. Anonymity is a problem in this application. For this reason Yik Yak App uses filters that protects others users from persons who has “unpredictable behavior”.

    Sinserely,

    Volodymyr Ivankevych

    #30912

    Volodymyr
    Participant

    Dear president Hotzler,

    According to the article “Who Spewed That Abuse? Anonymous Yik Yak App Isn’t Telling” adopted by Jonatan Mahler I came to conclusion that Yik Yak is an application that gives students more opportunities to discuss different problems. Thanks to the Yik Yak students can help each other, spread different important information and also use this application in education proses. In this way, Yik Yak App only underlines the students rights to freedom of communication. However, from other side, we can see that Yik Yak application has some problems and first of them is registration. Yik Yak App doesn’t require registration and this point leads to different conflict because every one who are in the area around 1.5 miles can use this application as anonymous and write different “unacceptable things”. Anonymity is a problem in this application. For this reason Yik Yak App uses filters that protects others users from persons who has “unpredictable behavior”.

    Sincerely,

    Volodymyr Ivankevych

    #30914

    Jibriel
    Participant

    Yik yak is a social media application introduced about an year ago, which is similar to Facebook or twitter, however slightly differs because it have no user profiles and every user that post or writes something is anonymous. Further, Yik Yak app is ideal for college campuses because its based on geographic location, meaning the chats only contains post within a 1.5 mile radiuses, so it’s relevant to what the collage communities have to say and leaves out any third party or strangers. Furthermore, the confidentiality of the app allows and encourages students to express their thoughts openly without any anxiety. With that said, the negative part about the app is that there is no way to censor the app to eliminate abusive language. Also, the app can facilitate cyber bullying, which can cause a serious problem when students start to post offensive yaks. On the other hand, the app can be block by school Wi-Fi, however students can use their own cell network to post.

    #30915

    Damian Robinson
    Participant

    Dear Mr. Hotzler,
    The article that was published in the New York Times on March 8, 2015 titled “Who Spewed that Abuse? Anonymous Yik Yak isn’t telling” highlight the growing controversies surrounding the growing use of the social media app Yik Yak by students. The article point to the fact that the app is being misused for the wrong purpose. Yik Yap is a social media website that allows users to post messages without profile. Because of this the users who are mostly college students post threatening, demeaning and crude language and sexual photos about others. Yes! This would be a problem on campus it such language and behavior is exhibited towards others. But it is not the app which is the problem but the students who use this app to express their most inner thoughts and feeling through this app.
    However, Mr. Hotzler the app can be very useful on campus it can give students a platform were they can express their thoughts and opinions about a course / class they are taking, students can post jokes for others to see to relive the stress of college, it can also be used as an educational platform. Just to let you know the developer of the app has made improvements to flag in appropriate message from being posted.

    #30927

    GwennethW
    Participant

    President Hotzler,

    After reading the article, “Who Spewed That Abuse? Anonymous Yik Yak Isn’t Telling,” I would ask that you proceed with caution in allowing the use of this app on campus. While I like the basic premise behind the creation of Yik Yak by its creators, Tyler Droll and Brooks Buffington, which was to create an app that would allow users in a small geographical area (primarily college students) to be able to communicate with each other quickly to exchange ideas and information, the built in anonymity factor can lead to irresponsible usage. In several instances at college campuses in various parts of the country, Yik Yak was used not only to communicate good and useful information, but also to promote hurtful, biased and downright inflammatory messages. Since Yik Yak allows the “no names” policy to be a driving force in its makeup and does not try to censor the comments posted many people use the site as their personal attack ground. As we try to become a more inclusive society as a whole I would hope that an app such as Yik Yak could be a beneficial tool to promote togetherness especially at a college campus where students from all backgrounds interact daily.

    #31158

    SSSimmons88
    Participant

    Dear President Hotzler,

    Yikyak is a social app for college a students, which is slowly become popular. Just like the many other forms of social media platforms there are going to be pros and cons. While I believe the app is great, I am also sorry to say with this app’s pros and cons are somewhat interchangeable. Without a doubt the app has user friendly ability which has not con against it. While other pros like have absolutely no control over what should or shouldn’t be said, in addition to users having complete anonymity will be a problem. It is great to give students a safe place to voice themselves but we need to keep in mind we are giving them the same place to say very hurtful things. Bullying and prejudice can be one of these things that can happen and we should be properly prepared. Another pro but also con is having only a 1.5 miles radius which is great when not wanting to attract a large crowd, but what if a student needed to reach a huge amount of like minded students. We need to Keeping in mind nothing is perfect in this world we just hope of students won’t take advantage of this apps freedom and use it in a professional academic way to not cause anyone any harm. Overall I believe it to be a great app it just needs some type of supervision.

    Sincerely,
    Shikta Simmons

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