April 29 (UPI) — Yik Yak, a hyper-local amicable media app once renouned on high propagandize and college campuses, is closing, a founders pronounced in a blog post Saturday.
The app skyrocketed to recognition with immature people in 2014. It authorised users in a tangible geographic plcae like schools and campuses to post messages, videos and photos anonymously to anyone else in their “herd.” At a tallness of a popularity, Yik Yak was a third-most frequently downloaded focus for cellphones.
As a app grew in popularity, propagandize administrators began to moment down on a use since a unknown inlet of a postings done it a developed height for cyberbullying.
Eventually, a unfiltered vulgarity and threats stirred a association to exercise imperative handles, like on Twitter. The miss of anonymity led many of a site’s many fervent users to undo their accounts, saying small use for a organisation messaging app when some-more determined forums offering a same functionality, in Twitter’s box to a wider assembly or Snapchat, with a cultivated list of friends and followers.
The association had listed itself for sale, though found no buyers. A shred of a engineering dialect was sole to a app-based remuneration association Square for $3 million.
The company’s cofounders, Tyler Droll and Brooks Buffington, pronounced they were beholden to staff and supporters for assisting build a company.
“Building Yik Yak — both a app we used and a association that powered it — was a greatest, hardest, many enjoyable, many stressful, and eventually many rewarding knowledge we’ve ever had. We’re impossibly beholden to a group that put their hearts and souls into creation this app special, a investors and mentors who helped us along a way, and a city of Atlanta that supposing a good village for us to build the business,” they pronounced in a blog post.