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Yik Yak – Anonymous Social Media Platform – App Information

There is a new breed of social media on the market. With this type of social media you can post whatever it is that you want without worrying about what people will think of it. With Yik Yak you can post whatever you want without consequence. Well that’s not entirely true, but we’ll discuss that later. On Yik Yak you can speak your mind anonymously. This allows users to let things that might be too embarrassing to post on twitter or facebook. 

Posting on Yik Yak is just like posting on any other social media service. The only three differences between Yik Yak and other services is that your post is anonymous, and posting is refereed to as yakking. Posts are called yaks, And you can only view yaks that are posted within a certain distance of you. Nobody knows who is posting. This allows people to be more risky with their post. You will find that posts on Yik Yak can be very personal. This may seem kind of weird to some but entertaining to others.
Yik Yak is most popular on college campuses with underclassman but it is very entertaining for many other people. Though the use in rural areas and cities with older demographics see limited use, the app is constantly yakked  on by younger folk. You will commonly see users yakking jokes, food, school work, and many other things.
On the app, instead of liking or favoriting a yak, you either up-vote or down vote the post. Up-votes are what you are going for when you post. The most popular posts have upwards of ten thousand up-votes. The votes also determine weather or not a yak is kept on the feed. Once a yak reaches five down-votes, it is removed from the feed. This keeps offending yaks from being kept on the feed.
You can also peek at other locations. By selecting the peek option you can see what people are yakking anywhere in the world. The most entertaining yaks will be found on college campuses to be sure to peek at those. There is also a section at the top of the peek tab that has a few sections of yaks with a theme. Those are always interesting to view. Another feature in the peek tab is the ability to save peek locations. So if there is a place you want to see what the users there are yakking you can have easy access to those locations.
This app is available on apple and android. If you find yourself looking for some mindless entertainment then I suggest you download Yik Yak. Happy Yakking!!!

New From Google – Mobile Search App Could Look A Lot Like Google Now

Google has recently been working on a new interface for the mobile search app. It will look a lot like something we have seen before. The new app will have cards instead of a long list. all of the cards will have different information about what you search for example if you search “Google” there will be a card for information about the company, a card for stock, a card for search results and a card for news, images, etc. You will be able to swipe away cards that you do not want on the screen you can also disable some cards from coming up. If the cards on search are a success they will apply the card idea to desktop search to. The problem I see with this is that you could not swipe the cards away and it could turn into a pain. I have this problem with the google plus notifications. I find myself trying to swipe with the track pad but in reality I have to click the little X. I can’t wait for the new interface to be applied. I think it will make search faster and smoother. I just hope the find an efficient way to deal with removing the cards.

New From Google – Android YouTube App Update

The YouTube app has recently been updated, I believe last night, and the changes are aesthetic as well as functional. The first thing you will notice is the new visual for the app. It is a red rectangle with rounded off corners with a white play symbol in the middle. When you open the new updated app you will have your what to watch section. It is pretty much the same accept for the fact that it is now lighter colored. If you swipe your finger to the right you will have your options and your subscriptions.

The coolest new feature I have found is that when you are watching a video you can minimize the video and navigate the app while the video plays in the bottom right corner. To get rid of the small screen you can swipe it to the left or right. To maximize it you can either tap on it or swipe it up. Its not going to revolutionize the way you watch videos but I think it is pretty cool. It is also pretty handy when listening to music or creating a playlist so that the sound will still be playing while you are searching for the next video. To sum it up I like the update. Do you like the new YouTube?

Instagram and Snap My Ad

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Most people know that Instagram can sell its users photos to generate their own revenue. But wait have you ever read the new terms and conditions. Instagram cannot sell your pictures to earn money but now you have your chance to get rewarded for your photos. Snap my ad is the new app that allows you to sign into your instagram account and choose what photos you want to share. The next step is to search brands to interact with and get rewarded for your photos. The prizes include gift cards and magazine subscriptions. The brands get rewarded with the right to use your photos in ads. If you want to give this app a shot you better own an IOS device because the app is only available on the app store. The app is not available on the google play store, yet. So I have no way to try it out. But if you try it let me know how your experience with the app goes. Here is the link to download http://www.snapmyad.com/