Representatives from University of Rochester are responding to racist, threatening posts on Yik Yak by asking the app to hand over the names of the posters.
Yik Yak is an anonymous posting app. Anyone can download it to their smartphone, share 200 character open messages, and view posts within a ten mile radius. For a bunch of reasons, Yik Yak has really found its niche on college campuses. Students often post about parties, professors, or other people, and sometimes it gets obscene and dark.